Women make up 51% of the United States population, but represent less than a quarter of our elected officials. It’s time to change the statistics.


IGNITE trains young women from high schools, colleges, and universities across the United States. Our participants are passionate about bettering their communities, but may not always understand the role of political leadership in that process. IGNITE teaches young women how to think critically about policy and understand where the levers of power to make change actually reside. Via our high school curriculum, college chapters, annual conferences, and elected women network, IGNITE teaches young women to become civically engaged and ultimately step into public service.

We are running existing programs and incubating new training models in our founding states—California, Texas and Colorado.