Projects

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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YWLP Tech Rocks at the Auburn University Sister Site!

April 7, 2014 Announcements

This week the Tech group at our Auburn University Sister Site had 8th graders working with the Silhouette Cameo Die-Cutters.  This exciting hands-on learning opportunity had students working with computer design software to produce 3D objects.  The students are thrilled with their designs! Great job, Auburn!

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YWLP successfully celebrates U.Va. Day 2014!

March 28, 2014 Announcements

  With a few new twists to U.Va. Day, Little Sisters and Big Sisters of the local Young Women Leaders Program  in Buford, Burley, Jouett and Sutherland Middle Schools enjoyed the revamped annual event. The overall format changed by starting with an active whole-group session and shortened small group, breakout sessions. New topics and speakers contributed to the schedule, such as Technology […]

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2013 Food Drive Results

November 5, 2013 Community Service

Through YWLP, Big Sisters and Little Sisters are empowered to feel competent and able to create positive change in their schools and in society. Each year, the Young Women Leaders Program organizes a community wide food drive to give the participants a hands-on opportunity to impact their community. This year’s food drive took place on […]

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YWLP Annual Food Drive: Sunday, October 20

October 12, 2013 Announcements

Little Sisters and Big Sisters will come together this fall to participate in a leadership project addressing the issue of hunger in the Charlottesville Albemarle Area. According to a hunger study conducted by the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, there has been a 152% increase in people needing emergency food assistance within the last decade […]

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