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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

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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. 


December 06, 2021

collage of big and little sisters and brothers

Join One of Our COMMUNITY MENTORING Programs

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 by March 1. 

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?

June 15, 2021

class of 2021 students

Proud and Grateful 1st Gen Grad

February 25, 2021

Major: Political Science
Year: Third Year

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

Wanting to work with our local Charlottesville community and be able to give back.

2.    How has a mentor impacted you?

I’ve made such amazing friends who are strong and powerful. They have taught me to be strong like they are, even when I don’t feel like I can be.

3.    Who is a woman that inspires you?

February 18, 2021

Year: Fourth
Major: Commerce & Psychology     

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

The YWLP mentoring program was being promoted in a WGS class I took first year and I was excited to apply as a Big!    

2.    How has a mentor impacted you?

I’ve had a few awesome mentors throughout my life. I’ve had mentors help me tremendously in internship & job searches and they’ve also just helped me stay focused and encouraged.     

December 04, 2020

Claire Buckholz

YWLP offers young women a variety of ways to be involved with mentoring during their UVA years – and Claire Buckholz has served in ALL of them. Most students in YWLP serve as Big Sisters who mentor local middle school girls. Some of them return for another year in the program as mentoring group facilitators for a group of Big and Little Sisters. Others shift to supporting the program on the YWLP intern team working closely with our staff.