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The Young Women Leaders Program is a community-based mentoring program that pairs UVA undergraduate women with middle school girls from the Charlottesville area. By combining one-on-one mentoring with group activities that address girls' sense of self, scholastic achievement, body image, peer relationships, and healthy decision-making, YWLP helps empower middle school girls as leaders in their schools and communities. 


Celebrate our 20 year anniversary

Celebrating 20 Years

In 2017, the Young Women Leaders Program will celebrate 20 years of pairing Charlottesville middle school students with UVA women for a year-long mentoring program. To commemorate the past two decades of service, Women's Center and Curry School faculty and staff are planning and organizing events and programs associated with this historic moment in the program.