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Each summer we look for individuals who want to transform the lives of girls through entrepreneurship! Join our team of leaders who work together to create an atmosphere of empowerment, fun, and community!

Envision Lead Grow is a non-profit organization on a mission to provide economic empowerment services for women and girls from historically excluded communities through programs that increase equity, ownership, entrepreneurship, scholarship, and investment. We believe that little girls with dreams become women with vision, and we are committed to helping girls build their futures through entrepreneurship by creating a community to support their success.

We offer a 4-Tier program at no cost to our girls or their families. First, the girls attend our interactive entrepreneurship sleepaway camp, where we walk them through the fundamentals of starting a business. At the end of camp, girls pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges, and the winning venture receives $500 seed money for her business. Since 2016, we have served over 3,000 girl bosses across the country.

Once camp is over, our new girl bosses return home, where they are paired with a local female mentor, who works with them throughout the school year to continuing growing their business plans. Monthly, they receive guidance from our team via assignments and webinars, and those who remain engaged have the opportunity to attend our Entrepreneurship Institute, an all-expense paid weekend. where they work with Fortune 500 female executives and successful female entrepreneurs! After only one year in the program, our middle school aged girls are running and growing profitable businesses. Once girls enter our program, they are in it until they graduate high school!

Not able to give your time, but still want to be part of the movement?

We are collecting donations through our Amazon Wishlist!


  • Twin XL Sheet Sets
  • Feminine Products
  • Towels & Washcloths
  • Travel-Size Toiletries
  • Art Supplies
  • Outside Sport Equipment (soccer, volleyball, kickball etc)

OR you can drop off supplies at the ELG Sweet Boutique (340 High Street, Portsmouth, VA)

SUMMER IMMERSION OVERVIEW: Sunday, July 14-Friday, July 19 at Old Dominion University

Summer Immersion Positions:

Dean of Girl Bosses

POSITION SUMMARY: Envision Lead Grow is currently looking for a Dean of Girl Bosses to help create a welcoming and safe environment at our summer immersion program. This summer, a total of 200 girls will be attending summer camp at Old Dominion University to strengthen their entrepreneurial skills and become girl bosses. With girls ranging from 10 to 18, it is essential that there is a team member monitoring, maintaining, and resolving the behavior of participants. The Camp Dean of Girl Bosses will work with the ELG team to provide a positive camp experience, a safe environment, and a regulated program for each of our participants.

  • Work with the core team to create a positive, structured, fun and creative camp culture
  • Work directly with counselors, support staff, program director, and parents to meet the individual needs of each girl boss and establish goals and behavior modification techniques.
  • Manage crisis situations involving participants, resolve conflicts, and communicate discipline with parents
  • Actively investigate causes and outcomes for incidents
  • Complete all necessary paperwork for major participant incidents
  • Supervise breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and dorm activities to ensure participants are maintaining positive behavior
  • Must believe in the Envision Lead Grow mission
  • Must posses stamina for long, fulfilling days
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and strong interpersonal skills with participants, counselors, colleagues, and parents
  • Demonstrated abilities in decision making, problem analysis and conflict resolution
  • Minimum of two years experience working with youth, preferably in a Title I school environment with diverse students as a leader or administrator

Volunteer Nurses

POSITION SUMMARY: Envision Lead Grow is currently seeking Volunteer Nurses to join our summer team. This summer, a total of 200 girls will be attending summer camp at Old Dominion University to strengthen their entrepreneurial skills and become girl bosses. With girls ranging from 10 to 18 with various medical histories and needs, it is critical we have qualified nurses on-site to ensure the best handling of girl bosses. The Volunteer Nurses will oversee the organization, administration, and documentation of girl boss medications, and responds to girl boss drop-in medical needs. If a girl boss requires care beyond the scope of the Volunteer Nursing staff, the on-shift Nurse will coordinate with the ELG Staff to secure transportation and treatment.

  • Daily dispensing of girl boss medications
  • Maintain health records on all girl bosses. Complete and store triage, medication, and progress note logs
  • Responding to girl boss and staff drop-in visits for everything from splinters, fevers, and tummy aches to potentially serious accidents or illnesses
  • Assist in medical inventory before leaving the facility
  • Must believe in the Envision Lead Grow mission
  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse, LPN, Physician Assistant, Paramedic, or EMT
  • We ask medical staff to a minimum of volunteering for three shifts
  • Adhere to all of Envision Lead Grow’s policies and regulations
  • Capacity to deal with highly stressful (physically and emotionally) situations with composure
  • Is able to handle and manage confidential information
  • AM Shift (8:00 AM-9:00 AM)
  • PM Shift (12:00 PM-1:00 PM)
  • Evening Shift (5:30 PM-6:00 PM)

ELG Welcome Squad

POSITION SUMMARY: Help us welcome our girl bosses to Summer Immersion with lots of spirit and style! This is a two hour commitment, Sunday, July 14 from 3:30 PM-5:30 PM. All we ask is that you come decked out in ELG colors (purple, pink, and green) and we will provide the pom poms, tutus, you name it!

This squad includes three distinct roles, Welcome Callers, Welcome Cheerleaders, and Check-In Support:

  • WELCOME CALLERS help with ensuring girl bosses and families feel prepared for camp. In the week leading up to camp (July 8-12), you’ll call a series of girl bosses to remind them about check-in and to see if they have any questions to help lower girl boss no-show rate. This work is vital in making sure our families have the information they need to succeed. A script and spreadsheet will be provided.
  • WELCOME CHEERLEADERS help with getting the spirit up on the first day of camp. It can always be fearful to drop your child off at camp, so we rely on our welcome cheerleaders to create a fun environment that both parents and girl bosses feel excited about. Cheer supplies will be provided.
  • CHECK-IN SUPPORTERS help with ensuring check-in is seamless for girl bosses, parents, and the ELG team. Those serving in this role will support the check-in process through distributing t-shirts and folders, organizing and transporting girl boss luggage, and giving out room assignments.
ELG Welcome Squad


POSITION SUMMARY: Counselors directly lead a small group of girl bosses (10) throughout the course of the immersion week. The girl bosses range from 6th grade to 12th grade. Counselors go through a full training day as well as an online training course before Summer Immersion begins, so they can feel prepared and trained to lead them well and facilitate activities.

Counselors are responsible for tracking the participation and improvement of girl bosses each day through surveys. These surveys must be submitted each evening (Monday-Friday) by 11:59 AM. At the end of the week, Counselors will write a short letter to the parents of the girl bosses on what their child learned and  how they can encourage them in their business endeavors at home.

Each counselor is responsible for leading a “Choice Time” activity. This can be any activity ranging from arts and crafts to spoken word to outdoor sports—whatever hobby or passion you would like to introduce to the girl bosses. Counselors leading choice time must submit their week long curriculum prior to the Mandatory Training date.

As a Counselor, under the supervision of a licensed mental health counselor, you will complete approximately 80 hours of behavioral health internship on-site and throughout camp. In this role, you can observe and support girl bosses from various socioeconomic backgrounds. In addition, you will have an opportunity to learn behavioral techniques that support girl bosses in their development.

Counselors report directly to the ELG Program Manager and collaborate with the Senior Counselor.

  • Provide direct supervision, leadership and guidance to assigned girl bosses. This includes supervising the group in between and during the daily program, meals with girl bosses, and behavior management, keeping safety in mind at all times.
  • Maintain records on each girl boss to help evaluate their needs, goals, and progress during their Summer Immersion experience.
  • Invest time with girl bosses to meet their needs, challenge their capabilities and serve as a role model during their time at camp; Girl Bosses come first, and decisions should be made in the best interest of girl bosses.
  • Attend daily touch point meetings (typically in the mornings)
  • Manage stressful situations appropriately in a fast-paced, interactive environment with the support of Envision Lead Grow Leadership staff.
  • Be responsible for the group’s time management and making it to meals and activities on time.
  • Monitor the daily health and safety of each girl boss assigned to you.
  • Communicate to Envision Lead Grow Leadership successes, concerns with girl bosses, observations, or any other issue that may impact the program.
  • Enforce safety regulations, emergency procedures and assigned program schedules as required.
  • Any other duties as assigned.
  • Must be at least Sophomore status studying psychology or closely related degree
  • Previous experience working with children
  • Emotionally mature with a willingness to work as a team player
  • Flexible and willing to accept challenges and step outside comfort zone
  • Able to maintain a positive attitude
  • Housing is provided throughout the week of camp. Counselors will stay in dorms with a roommate. Each room has a private bathroom.
  • Meals are included during session inside ODU’s dining hall, which can accommodate any dietary needs and restrictions.
  • Due to the immersive nature of this experience, it is expected interns are on-site at designated start and end times. Housing and meals are included at no cost to the counselor; however, the counselor’s responsibility is transportation to and from camp.
  • If needed, counselors will receive CPR and first aid training.
  • Skill development! Leadership, interpersonal, critical thinking, verbal communication, problem solving, collaborative/teamwork, event planning.

Volunteer Media Team

POSITION SUMMARY: Envision Lead Grow is currently seeking those skilled with photography and/or videography to capture the magic of Summer Immersion by capturing content of our girl bosses and staff. These photos help share the story of camp with our families, and with our larger community year-round. This job provides you with a unique opportunity to expand your portfolio and sharpen a lot of your skills in a fast-paced environment.

  • Document the summer immersion program and girl boss’s activities using digital photography / video
  • Work closely with our program team to upload photos at the end of each day.
  • Must believe in the Envision Lead Grow mission