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Celebrating 20 Years

Celebrate 20 years with YWLP

We are celebrating 20 years of Young Women Leaders! To commemorate the past two decades of service, Women's Center and Curry School faculty and staff are connecting with UVA alums around the country, gathering information about former Little Sisters, accepting mementos and stories from our Young Women Leaders favorite YWLP moments, and more. 

Thank you to the many YWLP alumnae who participated in our Spring 2017 survey! Faculty and staff who work with YWLP were thrilled to have your perspective on the program’s impact. Your tremendous pride in how you were able to support each other and the YWLP little sisters came through loud and clear from Class of 2000 alums (who were involved in the program’s earliest years) all the way to participants from the most recent graduating class. It is clear that you gained both confidence in yourselves and empathy with people who are different from you. And we were touched by how many of you found YWLP to be a defining part of your experience of UVA and of Charlottesville!

Are you a YWLP alum interested in helping with our 20th anniversary efforts or have an anecdote you want to share with YWLP staff? We want to hear from you! Email Leigh Ann Carver to learn more.

We love seeing our alumni!

It was great to catch up with YWLP alums during Reunions in June and at the December gathering of alumnae in DC. Any time our alums find themselves in Charlottesville, we're happy to learn about where life has taken them after their time with YWLP. 

Calling all 1998, 2003, 2008 and 2013 YWLP alums!

As you connect with classmates this winter and spring and craft your plans for Reunions in June, let us know! Coming back to Charlottesville for the whole weekend? Living in the area and hosting old friends at your place? Whatever Reunions looks like for you, we'd love for YWLP to be a part of it. And you can be among the first to see the newly renovated Women's Center, too. Email Leigh Ann Carver to exchange updates about how we can help you connect with YWLP alums, faculty and staff.