Experience summer in New York City with the Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute (EFLI) Ambassadors program. EFLI Ambassadors 2019 program invites young people ages 15-18 (high schoolers) from China to New York for an exploration into their own leadership style, creativity, and to explore their dream for themselves and the world.
Over the last 10 years, EFLI has used the EILEEN FISHER practices of creativity and design thinking to support young people on their paths of growth and leadership to make the changes they hope to see in the world. Eileen Fisher is an American fashion designer who built a multimillion dollar fashion company out of $350 in savings and a vision to change the world of fashion one garment at a time. A group of 18-20 young people from China will be selected to experience a two week immersion journey at the headquarters of EILEEN FISHER Inc, a sustainability focused, multi-million dollar fashion company, both at the Learning Lab in Irvington, New York and in the heart of New York City, the city that never sleeps.
This program will be modeled off of the NYC Sustainable Fashion Program. Past years programs have included:
Workshops from Parsons School of Design Professors
Field trips to Brooklyn Fashion Design Accelerator, Brooklyn Grange
Working side by side with entrepreneurs at the Assemblage, Nomad
Participants will receive a certificate at the closing ceremony of the program on July 19th. As ambassadors, participants are expected to have an open, curious mind and the ability to bring back what they learned to their home community.
Additional Eligibility :
Ages 15-18 (high schoolers)
Knowledge of English language
Dates: July 7, - July 19, 2019
Week One: Irvington, NY
Weekend Tour Immersion in New York City (Manhattan)
Week Two: New York City (Manhattan)
$5,000 (including program fees, lodging, in country transportation, food, tours, activities, etc.)
*round trip flight is NOT included.