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March 03, 2022

YWLP Big Sisters

Join One of Our COMMUNITY MENTORING Programs

YWLP and MLP are both currently accepting applications. Apply now to finalize your fall schedule!

Young Women Leaders Program:
Browse all of the information about the Young Women Leaders Program in the YWLP area of our website.
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December 06, 2021

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INTERN with Us in 2022-2023

Internship applications for 2022 - 2023 are open through March 1. Learn more on the Internship Program pages of this site. 


Join One of Our COMMUNITY MENTORING Programs

YWLP and MLP are both currently accepting applications. Apply now to finalize your fall schedule!

April 15, 2021

Year: 2022
Major: Philosophy; Women and Gender Studies; Minor in Studio Art

1.    What brought you to the Women's Center?
It sounded like a cool organization that I really wanted to be a part of and I wanted to be able to help with the work they were doing!

2.    What is your favorite memory of UVA thus far?
Getting to act in Hauntings for Brown! Y'all should totally come by if we have it next year!

June 15, 2020

I first heard of MLP during my third year from one of my fourth-year friends whom I admired greatly. The mere fact that this person, who was involved in so many things, and whose opinion I valued so much recommended this program to me inspired me to further look into it, which led me to apply to be a mentor.

December 05, 2019

1.    What brought you to the women’s center?

A good friend of mine at the university introduced me to the Men's Leadership Project in the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women's Center. He is involved in many important organizations, but he emphasized how special MLP was to him. 

2.    If you could describe MLP in three words, what would they be?

Special, Important, Impactful

3.     What other organizations are you involved with at UVA?

February 21, 2019

Tony Reyes

Tony Reyes studied Accounting and IT at UVA graduating from the McIntire School of Commerce in 2012. Tony was one of the pioneering Big Brothers in the early years of our Men's Leadership Project. We recently caught up with Tony to find out where life has taken him and what's stayed with him from his MLP days. 


Where do you work now?

I'm a Financial Accounting Advisory Services Manager at EY helping companies navigate business and accounting change or disruption with an integrated risk based perspective.


February 19, 2019

James Allman-Gulino

Our series on alumni who served as Big Brothers in the earliest years of our Men's Leadership Project continues this week with James Allman-Gulino. James graduated from the College with a Foreign Affairs major in 2008 and earned his Masters in Public Policy from the Batten School in 2009. Today, as a Foreign Service Officer for the U.S. Department of State, James handles Political Affairs and is based in Johannesburg, South Africa. 


Whose work inspires you to aim higher or think differently?

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