Ms President US is a non-partisan, non-profit, community-based initiative, dedicated to inspiring and preparing girls to aim for the highest civic leadership positions and know they can achieve them.


  1. To teach girls the importance of female involvement in public service, the responsibility it entails, and the opportunity it provides.
  2. To impart exemplary values in future leaders – values that unite, uplift and inspire regardless of gender, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or disability.

Enrolled Girls will ….

  • Explore their own potential to lead, enhance skills, & expand knowledge of what it takes to be a leader.
  • Learn about local, state, and federal leadership opportunities.
  • Hear from local and state leaders.
  • Give (or contribute to) a campaign speech, complemented by their choice of creative expression.

Program Description:

  • Open to all girls in Ridgefield in 4th through 8th grade.  See note below for invitation to girls who live outside of Ridgefield.
  • Sessions are held once a month, on a Friday from 4:15–5:45pm, at Ridgefield Library.
  • Sessions will be led by community and state leaders and will include fun, interactive activities. Each session will include a mini lesson plan and a takeaway message.
  • In January 2019, girls will begin to prepare their campaign for “Ms. President US of Ridgefield” using their choice of media or art, and addressing at least 1 issue (school start time, anti-bullying, etc.).
  • In the final session on March 29th at The Ridgefield Playhouse, girls will give their campaign speech and show their display/presentation. All program participants will then vote for the winner.
  • The girl with the top score among all the ballots submitted will be elected Ms President US of Ridgefield.
  • The girl who wins will “hold office” for 1 year until the next girl is elected. During her “administration” she will be invited to attend, participate and/or speak at Ridgefield community events.
  • Girl Scouts badge/credit eligible.

Session Topics:

  • Civic Leadership / Public Service
  • Local, State, and Federal Government
  • Women’s History and Leadership
  • Public Speaking, Diplomacy & Listening Skills
  • Communications & Media
  • Meet & Greet Local Leaders
  • State Capitol Visit


Parent Orientation 2017-2018  (presentation)