Schools FAQ


If your students are registered for MLW's 2016 Summer Programs, below are links to download your Pre-Site packet that includes directions, a packing list, and everything else families need to know before joining us at Washington College:

ALS, July 10-16

Journey, July 10-16

MSEL, July 17-23

SHW, July 24-30


How can my school participate in MLW?

Through the years, MLW has hosted sponsored students from Boards of Education, individual schools and local management boards from around the state. Each jurisdiction handles the process a bit differently. If your school or organization is interested in sponsoring students, please contact the office for more information.

What kind of follow-up happens with the students?

As part of the standard curriculum, each student develops his or her own action plan. This is done at the end of the week so they can pull from lessons learns and ideas sparked while at MLW. We encourage students to recognize their own potential and to impact change in their school and community. Many of the students stay in touch with one another and MLW hosts a reunion in January to review progress and support individual efforts.

Can more than one student attend from a school?

Geographic diversity is an important element of the program but we welcome clusters of students from a school as they can often times create their own support network upon completion of the program. Many schools involve returning delegates in Student Leadership Advisory Councils and other activities to promote school wide goals.

I only have a limited amount of funding. Who should I send?

MLW’s highly individualized curriculum means that there is something for everyone –whether it is the self-motivated student leader or the student who is still finding his or her way. We help every individual identify his or her strengths to use as a platform for leadership. If your resources are limited, you may choose to provide partial scholarships to a number of students.

We’d like to do more work with MLW.

Throughout the year, MLW travels around the state to provide Community Outreach programs. These programs take elements from the core programs but are tailored to an individual group’s specific needs, schedule and budget. Programs can range from a standalone workshop to a one-day or multi day program. Contact the office for more information.



Make Your Contribution


As a non-profit organization, MLW relies on donations from individuals, corporations and foundations to provide our programs at a below market cost so that any student may attend regardless of ability to pay the tuition. Your donation provides scholarship support so that more students experience the MLW magic.