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November 14, 2018

Tomoya Nishira

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

Men's Leadership Project

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

MLP Big Brother Tyler Curran

Name: Tyler Curran
Year: Third
Major: English
Hometown: Ashburn, VA

  1. 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.

  2. If you could describe YWLP or MLP in 3 words, how would you describe it?
    Challenging, Exciting, Important

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?

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