YWLP Tech Lab Opening This Fall!

July 1, 2015 Announcements

Through the generous support of The Alcoa Foundation, we are excited to announce the opening of the YWLP Tech Lab this September 2015 at U.Va.’s Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center.  This lab will be a great meeting place for Big Sisters and Little Sisters to gather and create a variety of new and innovative products […]

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Big Sister Application for 2015-2016 Now Available!

February 12, 2015 Announcements

Join a supportive community of college women and staff, meet dynamic middle schools girls, and embark upon one of your most meaningful learning experiences at UVa! Apply to be a Big Sister today! YWLP-Big-Sister-Application-2015-16 Regular Deadline: March 27, 2015.  We will be reviewing new applications through August 2015.  Apply today! For more information, please contact Julie […]

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YWLP Tech!

November 12, 2014 Tech Program

In October, the 8th grade groups from Buford and Jouett Middle Schools kicked off their first YWLP Tech activity of the year by making appreciation cards. YWLP Tech seeks to introduce young women to technology and engineering through hands-on, interactive activities. Paired with their Big Sister, each Little set out to create an appreciation card […]

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YWLP hosts annual Leadership Food Drive this Sunday, 10/19

October 15, 2014 Announcements

Big Sisters and Little Sisters of the Young Women Leaders Program are gearing up for their annual food drive on Oct. 19 from noon to 4 p.m. at Kroger locations in Charlottesville – on 1159 Emmett Street, in the Barracks Road Shopping Center, and on 1904 Emmett Street. YWLP will be collecting non-perishable food items […]

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A Lasting Commitment

September 3, 2014 Global Connections

Student reflects on experience with YWLP in Nicaragua Before leaving for Managua, Nicaragua, my Jefferson Public Citizens (JPC) Team and I spent an entire semester and summer preparing for the two-week long trip. Since its founding a year ago, the mission of Hermanas Unidas Rompiendo Fronteras has been to adapt U.Va.’s Young Women Leaders Program […]

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YWLP’s Third Annual Fundraising Luncheon celebrates accomplishments of program

May 13, 2014 Announcements

The following has been re-posted from the Women’s Center website. Supporters of the Young Women Leaders Program enjoyed the Third Annual Fundraising Luncheon in recognition of the program’s successes at Alumni Hall last week. Rotating photos of YWLP group meetings and events from this year projected on to a large screen in the ballroom to set a […]

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Annual YWLP Luncheon, 5/7

May 6, 2014 Announcements

YWLP will be hosting its Third Annual Luncheon on Wed., May 7! This luncheon is intended to raise awareness and money for YWLP’s local and global initiatives. Guests will enjoy a delicious meal at Alumni Hall at the University of Virginia while hearing from keynote speaker Joanne Boyle, head coach of the U.Va. women’s basketball team. Women’s […]

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Encouraging autonomy – YWLP alumnae apply past experiences to present jobs

May 6, 2014 Alumnae

Photo to the left shows Hannah Lambert (first row bottom left) along with the Jefferson Public Citizens team from U.Va. (first row) on their trip to inspire the youth at a YWLP Sister Site in Panama. For some U.Va. students and alumnae, the Young Women Leaders Program (YWLP) has become more than a volunteer opportunity. […]

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