YWLP Local Research: Tech Curriculum

February 26, 2016 Uncategorized

Leaders Think Like Engineers! This year our 8th grade groups are learning to think like engineers through fun interactive activities that allow them to use their creative problem-solving skills in both academic and social environments. During group meetings, the girls talk about a variety of problems engineers might solve like how to build a strong […]

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Apply to be a Big Sister or Facilitator! Early Bird deadline Friday February 26th

February 25, 2016 Uncategorized

Interested in helping a local middle school girl discover her leadership potential? Join our team! Be a Big Sister Earlybird Deadline: February 26, 2016 Regular Deadline: March 26, 2016   Apply here: https://virginiaeducation.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1XG5hSOoRHC9ehn As a Big, you will be matched with a local 7th or 8th grade middle school girl for the academic year. You […]

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Come out to Arch’s on the Corner on Wednesday March 2nd from 3:00-10:00

February 24, 2016 Uncategorized

Buford 7 is holding a fundraiser for our YWLP Sister Site in Cameroon and 10% of proceeds will be donated from Arch’s sales between 3:00 and 10:00. Come between 3:15 and 5:15 to meet the Buford girls and talk to them about their leadership project. Hope to see you there!

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YWLP Behind the Scenes: Julie Trevett-Smith

February 22, 2016 Uncategorized

Hello!  I’m Julie Trevett-Smith, Mentoring Coordinator for the Young Women Leaders Program (YWLP).  Over the past two years, I have worked “behind the scenes” to coordinate and support various aspects of YWLP including Big Sister Recruitment, Big & Little Sister Pairings and group curriculum activities.  The college women leaders who participate in YWLP are simply […]

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YWLP Global Research: JPC Uganda

February 19, 2016 Uncategorized

“Modeled on UVa’s Young Women Leaders Program (YWLP), YWLP Uganda connects middle school girls and college women in Mbarara, Uganda for a year of mentoring. The program will focus on the YWLP goal of empowering women to be leaders. Using the YWLP at UVA program handbooks as a foundation, we will collaborate with faculty and […]

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#whYWLP: Amanda Selsky, returning Big

February 17, 2016 Uncategorized

  “I was originally drawn to YWLP because of my interests in mentoring and teaching. YWLP stood out to me especially compared to other similar programs because of the women involved in the program, and their passion and dedication for this age group. Through all of the highs and lows, I have not only been […]

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YWLP Behind the Scenes: Melissa Levy

February 15, 2016 Uncategorized

As YWLP Assistant Director, my main role is to teach the class taken by YWLP Facilitators, Fostering Leadership in Girls and Women. Through that role, I serve as a resource for the Facilitators and help them with issues that arise within their mentoring groups. I work closely with the Director, the Associate Director, and the […]

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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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