YWLP Local Research: JPC High

February 12, 2016 Uncategorized

In addition to YWLP in local middle schools, this year a program is being developed for local high schools as well. “YWLP High will aim to help local high school girls build meaningful relationships with one another to enhance academic success and social competence. Through various leadership projects, group activities, and the development of both […]

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#whYWLP: Kerri Anderson, returning Big

February 10, 2016 Uncategorized

“Last year, YWLP really made an impact on the way I looked at making connections with the Charlottesville community. As Bigs, we get the opportunity to see the eyes through local middle schoolers and their parents. It also gives us the opportunity to let Charlottesville citizens see how much of a positive impact UVA students […]

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Applications are open! Apply to be a Big Sister or Facilitator now.

January 29, 2016 Uncategorized

Interested in helping a local middle school girl discover her leadership potential? Join our team! Be a Big Sister Regular Deadline: March 26, 2016 As a Big, you will be matched with a local 7th or 8th grade middle school girl for the academic year. You and your Little will join a group of other […]

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YWLP Behind the Scenes: Molly Davis

December 7, 2015 YWLP Behind the Scenes

Molly is a fourth year in the Clinical Psychology PhD program at Curry and has been a member of the YWLP team since 2012. She has been involved in YWLP in a variety of different roles, including facilitator, JPC team graduate advisor, TA for the Big Sister class, and as a coordinator for the Big […]

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YWLP Behind the Scenes: Jaronda Miller-Bryant

November 30, 2015 Uncategorized

This month I am celebrating my one year anniversary at the University of Virginia as the Associate Program Director with the Young Women’s Leader’s Program and the Program Director of Global Outreach and Engaged Scholarship at the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center. My position is a dual role as it represents the two entities that […]

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YWLP Behind the Scenes: Supriya Williamson

November 23, 2015 Uncategorized

My name is Supriya Williamson and I’m from Holland, Pennsylvania. I have my BA in International Affairs from The George Washington University, and have recently returned from Botswana where I spent three years as a Peace Corps Volunteer. During my first two years I worked in a rural primary school teaching Life Skills and working […]

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Group Spotlight: Up, Up, and Away! Burley 8

November 16, 2015 Uncategorized

“Thinking Like an Engineer,” has been taken to the next level this year compared to years past.  Wednesday for group we met in our normal location—but instead of a normal circle-up, warm-up, hot-topic/ high-low we brought a huge bin of materials and told the girls we would be constructing and launching rockets. In the bin […]

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Intern Spotlight: Jenna Dickerson

November 2, 2015 YWLP Behind the Scenes

Hi! My name is Jenna Dickerson and I am a third-year Psychology and Women and Gender Studies double-major. I was involved in the YWLP program last year as a Big Sister and then again this year as a Facilitator. Last year, I fell in love with the program and its mission of instilling confidence in […]

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