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June 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.
Ready to be a Big Sister? Apply for YWLP 

May 23, 2022

YWLP students

Leigh Kesser (left) with her YWLP little sister, Natalie Fabian (right). Leigh served with YWLP for three years, returning to the program as a mentoring group facilitator and an intern after getting her start as a Big Sister.

Chenelle Miller, a 4th year student, laughs as she recalls an on-going joke about heights between her and her middle school mentee. Miller was a “big,” or female college student mentor, in the Young Women Leaders Program (YWLP). She was paired with a middle school student, or “little,” who already towered over her despite their age difference.

February 17, 2022

Class Year: 2022
Major: Youth & Social Innovation
Hometown: Farmville, VA

1.    What brought you to the Women's Center?
I came to the Women’s Center in pursuit of finding a strong network of women who seek to build each other up through professional and personal support.

February 10, 2022

Class Year: 2023
Major: Youth & Social Innovation and Public Policy & Leadership
Hometown: Fredericksburg, VA

1.    What brought you to the Women's Center?

February 10, 2022

Class Year: 2023
Major: Youth & Social Innovation, Leadership & Public Policy
Hometown: Wayne, PA

1.    What brought you to the Women's Center?
Joining YWLP in September of 2020 brought me to the Women's Center. I wanted to do YWLP because I am passionate about education and thought I could benefit from real-life experience interacting with students, as well as wanted to challenge my empathy skills.

December 13, 2021

Rachel Davies

As Rachel Davies prepared to complete her 2-year term as a college advisor last spring, the transition was eased by learning that Tenisha Alston (CLAS 2021), the new VCAC advisor arriving to work with her Charles City High School students, had served in YWLP as an undergrad at UVA. “I felt so much better leaving my students in her hands knowing that she's coming from this background,” Rachel said. 

December 06, 2021

welcome message chalked on sidewalk

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!

November 12, 2021

Class Year: 2022

Major: Global Security & Justice and Women, Gender & Sexuality

Hometown: Born in Maoming, China. Grew up in Memphis, TN. Live in Camden, ME.

1.    What brought you to the Women's Center?

October 21, 2021

Class Year: 2022

Major: Biology and English

Hometown: Richmond, VA

1.    What brought you to the Women's Center?

I started my journey with the Women's Center as a Big Sister for YWLP. Once I started with the program, I absolutely fell in love with its goals and the relationships I facilitated, so I became a Facilitator the next year, and am now an Intern for YWLP!

2.    What is your favorite memory of UVA thus far?

October 08, 2021

Class Year: Third

Major: Economics

Hometown: Vienna, VA

1.    What brought you to the Women's Center?

My friend recommended that I join YWLP!

2.    What is your favorite memory of UVA thus far?

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