making the most of me!
Young Women’s Leadership Corps (YWLC) aims to empower young women to identify and to achieve educational and personal goals. Young women will focus on increasing financial capability, career planning and exploration and personal growth.
At YWCA Hartford Region, we believe the young women of our community hold limitless potential. But for many girls in urban communities, normal teenage difficulties are often paired with serious burdens, like teen pregnancy and substance abuse, which put them at risk for low achievement, poor school attendance and high school drop out. That's why we provide the Young Women's Leadership Corps (YWLC), an after-school program that gives girls the power to persevere -- both personally and academically.
The program runs throughout the academic school year at the following schools: Bloomfield High, and Metropolitan Learning Center in Bloomfield, High School, Inc in Hartford; Windsor High School, Sage Park Middle School in Windsor, East Hartford High School and East Hartford Middle School.
- College Tours
- Career Building
- Community Service
- Social Events
- Team building
- Advisory Board
- Graduate High School
- Pursue post secondary education
- Develop life-skills
- Leadership development
- Build self-esteem
- Personal Wellness
- Communication skills
- Set personal goals
Registration for the 2013 YWLC Summer Institute is now open!
Download the application here.
A Summer Institute is offered for four weeks during the summer. The young women have the opportunity to participate in field trips, fun activities and engaging educational workshops to build life-skills and self-esteem, learn to set goals and enhance personal wellness.
To learn more about how YWLC can change your life. or to become a workshop provider, please contact:
- 83% completing the 2010-2011 school year program and 92% from the 2011 Summer Institute were engaged in school or community service learning experiences.
- In the past five years, YWLC has led over 400 young women on this journey to self-discovery. A total of 107 young women completed the 2010-2011 school year program and 24 completed the 2011 Summer Institute, a 81% completion rate.100% completing the 2010-2011 school year program advanced to the next grade level.
- 92% completing the 2010-2011 school year program and 100% from the 2011 Summer Institute demonstrated improvementin their public speaking and displayed effective communication skills.
Youth Development Manager
(860) 525-1163, Ext. 317