Young Women in Leadership

2018-2019 Young Women in Leadership

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Young Women in Leadership (YWIL), is a program by Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis, serving high school girls (grades 9-12) to focus on leadership development and college and career preparedness. In YWIL, girls will learn or further develop the following skills:

  • Create a personal development plan, outlining short and long term goals
  • Explore higher education options
  • Explore career fields
  • Explore financial opportunities to sustain higher education
  • Learn the importance of monitoring self-care, time management, and managing the important steps toward self-reliance and success
  • Improve their ability to listen and express themselves
  • Learn to work effectively with others, and emerge as leaders in a group
  • Serve their community
  • Be an advocate for themselves, as well as those in their community

When:

September 2018 – May 2019 (Meetings occur twice a month)

Where:

Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis, 3935 North Meridian Street Indianapolis, IN 46208

Cost:

  • $25 registration fee due at the time of registration
  • $55 participation fee due once admitted into the program (due Wednesday, September 5th)
  • Fees include t-shirt, snacks, meals at meetings, field trips, and program supplies

Requirements to join YWIL:

  • Previous Girls Inc. experience preferred
  • Must be between the grades of 9th-12th
  • Must have demonstrated prior leadership skills
  • Pay $25 registration fee if new participant
  • Pay $55 participation fee if selected to participate in 2018-2019 program year
  • Must attend 90% of meetings

Important Dates:

  • Registration is currently open
  • Submit reference letters, transcripts, and completed applications by Friday, August 10th
  • Parent and Participant Interviews –  July 30th to August 28th
  • Program Acceptance Letters will be sent out – August 29th
  • First Program Meeting – September 15th

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If you have any questions, email leaders@girlsincindy.org