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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Deadline is approaching for YWLP Big Sister and facilitator applications

March 19, 2014 Uncategorized

Join the Young Women Leaders Program, a supportive community of college women and staff, meet dynamic middle schools girls and embark upon one of your most meaningful learning experiences at U.Va.! “There’s really nothing to lose from participating,” said Reiko Simmons, who is in her third year as a Big Sister for the YWLP. “If […]

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Big Sisters and Little Sisters both benefit from Young Women Leaders Program

March 19, 2014 Uncategorized

In the same week of her 22nd birthday and the passing of her grandmother, along with mid-terms and Spring Break fast approaching, fourth-year student Reiko Simmons still found time to attend the weekly YWLP group meeting at Jack Jouett Middle School. As per tradition, the group, consisting of YWLP Big Sisters, Little Sisters and facilitators at this school, […]

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Big Sister Application for 2014-2015!

January 21, 2014 Uncategorized

Apply to be a Big Sister today!   YWLP Big Sister Application 2014-2015 Early Bird Deadline: February 28th, 2014 Regular Deadline: March 28th, 2014   For more information, please contact Melissa Levy at mklevy@virginia.edu.  

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Apply to be a Facilitator!

January 16, 2014 Uncategorized

Current or past Big Sisters can apply now to be a facilitator for the 2014-2015 academic year! 2014-2015 Facilitator Application

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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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AAC&U talking about YWLP

October 25, 2013 Uncategorized

The Association of American Colleges and Universities posted a fantatsic article about YWLP in August! It does a great job describing how YWLP was started and what it has become, as well as talking about some of the future goals for the program. Check it out here.

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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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