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August 13, 2018

Craig Wendelken

Get to know Craig Wendelken, a big brother with our Men's Leadership Project!

Year: 3rd
Major: Mechanical Engineering, Biology
Hometown: Charlottesville, VA

February 26, 2018

Photo credit: Nick Zuris

Get to know Men's Leadership Project intern AND Big Brother, Kevin Westfield!
 
Year: 3rd year
Major: English and Women Gender and Sexuality, double major
Hometown: Hollywood, Florida
 
Why are you passionate about your program at the Women's Center?

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

Haden Parris
Get to know Men's Leadership Project Big Brother, Haden Parrish! 
 
Year: 4th
Major: Sociology and African and African American Studies 
Hometown: Fluvanna County, Va
 
Why are you passionate about your program? 

October 02, 2017

MLP Big and Little Brother work together to climb the Poplar Ridge Challenge Course ladder

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.

February 28, 2017

Get to know Men's Leadership Project Big Brother, Nick Rupert!

Year: Second Year
Major: Pre-Comm, and Music
Hometown: Clifton, VA

1. Why are you passionate about your program at the Women's Center?

February 27, 2017

Story by Anthony Buenafe

Ten years ago, I was part of the inaugural Men’s Leadership Project at UVA. I didn’t realize it at the time, but joining MLP was one of the best decisions I made in college.

February 23, 2017

1. When did you attend UVA and what did you study?
I graduated in Spring 2008 with a B.A. in Anthropology and Psychology. I kept going and earned my M.S.Ed. in Education Policy in 2010 at UPenn.

January 27, 2017

Through our Young Women Leaders Program and Men's Leadership Project, we give students the chance to give back to the community they call home during their years at UVA. These community-based mentoring programs pair undergraduate men and women with middle schoolers from the Charlottesville area. Pairing course work with group meetings, as well as one-on-one activities with their littles, our Big Brothers and Big Sisters grow as leaders while helping their littles realize their own leadership potential.

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