November 14, 2018
Name: Tomoya Nishira
Year: Exchange Student (BA of 20')
Major: Sociology (gender/ sexuality and global studies)
Hometown: Himeji City, Hyogo, Japan
1. What brought you to the Women's Center?
October 31, 2018
Student Chris Sausa, right, and his “little brother” Johan, center, along with student Garrett Lukens, build doghouses with Sharon Shafer from Houses of Wood and Straw, left, and NBC-29 reporter Moriah Davis. (Photos by Peggy Harrison)
This article has been reprinted from UVA Today.
Christopher Sausa remembers how awkward it felt being a seventh-grader. He recalls feeling “stuck in the middle – not a kid, but not a grown-up yet,” and he wished he had someone to talk to. But at the time, his father felt too far removed and his younger brother wouldn’t be any help.
October 24, 2018
Name: Tyler Curran
Hometown: Ashburn, VA
What brought you to the Women's Center?
I got involved with MLP and the Women's Center as part of field experience for my class "Fostering Leadership in Teenage Boys" this semester.
If you could describe YWLP or MLP in 3 words, how would you describe it?
Challenging, Exciting, Important
August 13, 2018
Get to know Craig Wendelken, a big brother with our Men's Leadership Project!
Major: Mechanical Engineering, Biology
Hometown: Charlottesville, VA
February 26, 2018
Photo credit: Nick Zuris
January 26, 2018
OUR APPLICATIONS ARE LIVE!
COMMUNITY MENTORING PROGRAMS
Both the Young Women Leaders Program and the Men's Leadership Project pair undergraduate students with a local middle school student. Students who serve as bigs take a course through the Curry School of Education which helps to give them the knowledge and understanding of the developmental challenges that their little is facing.
December 19, 2017
Even in years far quieter than this one, a LOT happens at the Women’s Center over the course of 12 months.
November 28, 2017
October 02, 2017
At the start of every fall semester, our Big and Little Brothers head to the Poplar Ridge Challenge Course to kick off their year together. In the Men's Leadership Project, UVA undergraduate men serve as big brothers to local middle school boys, building strong, respectful relationships that help them both grow as leaders in their schools, communities, and families.