Spring brings flowers, robins, and two very special Crittenton girl-centered events. First, is the annual 3 day Leadership Academy, where Crittenton facilitators take girls through intensive learning exercises centered on leadership and professionalism. Second is the Talk with a Teen Girl Today High Tea, an exciting mix of business leaders, educational supporters, professionals of all stripes, and Crittenton girls and their proud parents. The Tea is a forum for intergenerational conversations about what’s important to teen girls, and how the adults attending the Tea surmounted life’s obstacles to reach their professional career goals. These two events – the Leadership Academy and the Tea – will bookend a new Crittenton initiative, its first annual LeadershipWEEK. From April 21st - 27th, the focus will be on empowering Crittenton girls to use their leadership and advocacy skills to work with other girls in their communities.