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Dear Julie Foudy & espnW Sports Leadership Academy NJ & CA Families,

We are disappointed to announce that for the first time in 15 years we will not be hosting our summer academies at the Peddie School, NJ nor Menlo College, CA. Our concern about the safety and health of our camp participants & staff, as well as abiding by the developing COVID-19 health guidelines, are just some of the factors we considered when deciding to cancel the July 2020 session.

The good news (!).......we are already looking forward to an amazing JFSLA week in 2021! Our team will be back with a vengeance to deliver a unique and impactful program that will be well worth the wait.

As we stated in April, families will have the option of "reserving" a spot for Summer 2021 by leaving your deposit of $350 in your Active family account. This payment will be applied to the 2021 JFSLA program of your choice when online registration is re-opened. If your preference is to receive a full refund and release your spot at next summer's session, we are happy to accommodate you. A parent or legal guardian must contact Marnie McNany at regarding the handling of your deposit or full payment. Please note that refunds may not be processed until June 1.

Scholarship Information:
The Julie Foudy Leadership Foundation has received some outstanding scholarship applications for Summer 2020. The Foundation will honor scholarships that have already been awarded if the applicant is available to join us next summer in 2021. Families may be asked to submit additional information to further support their 2020 award around this time next year. If you have any questions about your 2020 scholarship application or your 2020 scholarship award please contact Kerri McClellan at

This is a difficult time with unprecedented circumstances. We want you to know that canceling the JFSLA New Jersey session has been done with a lot of thought and heavy hearts. However, with that said, our coaches and staff are already looking ahead! All 2020 registrants will be hearing from us soon regarding ways to stay "JFSLA strong" this summer.

In the meantime, be well and stay healthy. We will be WITH YOU next summer! Missing you already…

From all the Staff at the JFSLA & JFLF

MISSION: Building on a foundation of sports and fitness, we empower girls and young women from all socioeconomic backgrounds to become leaders who positively impact their communities.

Julie Foudy Leadership Foundation Philosophies:

  • Leadership is personal, not positional.
  • Leadership develops from a dream and abundant passion.
  • Leadership is about inspiring others.
  • Leadership is about believing in yourself.
  • Leadership is about believing in those around you.
  • Leadership is taking that first step, that leap of faith.
  • Leadership comes in many different forms.
  • Leadership is about caring.
  • Leadership is making this world a better place.
  • Leadership is meant to be shared…live, lead, and pass it on.
  • Leadership is moving from spectator to player!
  • Leadership is simply a choice… so CHOOSE TO MATTER!

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Our Goals:

Our goal is to provide young women in the United States and around the world the opportunity to experience unique leadership training and then support their leadership efforts. The Foundation continues to target communities and regions in which the opportunity for organized leadership training is missing. We aim to also support organizations with similar philosophies toward leadership and sports.

Due to the generous contributions from corporate sponsors and individual benefactors, the Foundation has funded more than 561 scholarships for young women to attend the Julie Foudy Sports Leadership Academy (the “JFSLA”). Since its inception in 2006, the Foundation has also nurtured a unique seed-funding grant program to support young women in their efforts to create and implement their own leadership service projects within their communities.

We invite you to get acquainted with our efforts and join us in facilitating leadership training for young women. Together we can continue to teach leadership lessons that strengthen our communities and continue to develop the women leaders of tomorrow — leaders on the field AND leaders in life!

Congratulations! Today is your day. You're off to Great Places! You're off and away! Your mountain is waiting. So… get on your way!
Dr. Seuss in Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

Many Photos seen here provided by: Sideline Sports Photography,LLC.