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Congratulations Young Women's Leadership Corp Summer Institute Class of 2019

Thank you for your interest in Young Women's Leadership Corp (YWLC). To begin the enrollment process, please click the link below to join YWCA Hartford Region. Then “Create an Account” and enter the Head of Household Contact Information. Once your account has been approved, you will be sent an email confirming your account and a link to complete the registration process.

You are an empowered, inspirational and creative leader who is on the cusp of greatness. Perhaps you have dreams that you haven't shared with anyone – visions of an amazing future like graduating from college, owning your own business, or traveling the world? Or perhaps you consider yourself more of a quiet leader who wants to become more confident in leading others.

At Young Women’s Leadership Corps (YWLC) we believe you can achieve every dream that is in your heart! YWLC can be the experience that changes how you see yourself, your future and your community. We will help you to discover your unique talents, skills, and gifts so that you can create an incredible future for you and your future family. We know that no one can be a better you than YOU. And each week as a member of YWLC, you will join a group of like-minded teen girls, who are committed to achieving their dreams and goals of a fantastic life! YWLC operates in several middle and high schools in the greater Hartford region.

The program runs throughout the academic school year at the following schools:

  • Bloomfield High School
  • East Hartford Middle School
  • Naylor Middle School
  • Windsor High School

The services that we offer include the following

  • Weekly workshops on personal growth, leadership, decision-making, goal-setting and interpersonal skills
  • Training on financial capacity (Budgeting & Saving)
  • A college tour
  • Career exploration seminars
  • Community service projects
  • Guest speakers who lead inspirational trainings on various topics

Young Women's Leadership Corp Summer Institute

The Young Women’s Leadership Corps (YWLC) Summer Institute is an extension of the YWCA Hartford Region’s school-based program which aims to empower girls (ages 13 to 18) from metro Hartford to envision the future and set personal, educational and career goals. This intensive, five- week summertime experience, made possible through a partnership with Aetna, a CVS Health Company, offers workshops on financial literacy and health and wellness, field trips, STEM activities, a community service project, career exploration sessions and time for mindfulness and self exploration. Coaching and instruction is led by Aetna professionals, YWCA Hartford staff, and women business owners from the Hartford region.

Goals for Participants:

  • Develop Life-skills
  • Build Self-esteem
  • Learn Healthy Habits
  • Enhance Communication Skills
  • Develop Leadership Skills
  • Set Personal Goals
  • Enhance Academic  Retention


  • Leadership  Training
  • Career Exploration 
  • Community Service 
  • Team Building 
  • Financial Education
  • STEM based activities
  • Nutrition Education 
  • Fitness 
  • Field Trips

as of Jan.2020

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