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Beyond Being A Big

Beyond Being a Big

Students enjoy their experience with YWLP so much, they often stay involved for multiple years! There are many different ways for students to stay involved with YWLP, beyond being a big.

Be an Intern

As an intern for YWLP, you will join the Women's Center team and work closely with the YWLP staff on the many communication, planning, and logistics items that make the program so successful for the Bigs and Littles.

Typical Activities

  • Keep Bigs, Littles, and parents up to date on YWLP news through social media and the YWLP newsletter
  • Global sister sites
  • Recruitment for incoming Big Sisters

Time Commitment: 6 hours/week
Course: Front Lines of Social Change I & II

Be a Facilitator

As a facilitator, you can use your experience to help the Bigs and Littles in your group to connect with each other and get the most out of their time together. You'll get additional training to effectively manage every part of the program from group dynamics to the curriculum itself. This opportunity is available only to women with previous experience as a YWLP Big Sister.

Time Commitment: 6 hours/week
Course: Fostering Leadership in Girls and Women

Casscells Fellow

The Oleda D. Casscells Fellowship is an award given annually to an outstanding UVA graduate student who assists YWLP faculty and supports staff members who are responsible for managing the program.

Time Commitment: 15 hours/week

YWLP Global Internship

YWLP Global InternshipThe YWLP Global Internship is a two-week internship with YWLP's international sister site in Cameroon. The internship is unpaid but funding for transportation, food, lodging, and other travel fees is provided. The selected student works with Caroline Berinyuy (Curry Ph.D. 2012), founder of the YWLP Cameroon Sister Site, to learn about how YWLP is implemented there and to bring information about the lives of girls in Cameroon back to YWLP's participants at UVA. This opportunity is open to students who are currently involved with YWLP or have been in a previous year.