Young Women in Leadership

2017 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


September 2017 – May 2018 (Meetings occur once or twice a month)


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


  • $25 registration fee due at the time of registration
  • $35 participation fee due once admitted into the program (due Friday, September 1st)
  • 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 $35 participation fee if selected to participate in 2017-2018 program year
  • Must attend 90% of meetings

Important Dates:

  • Registration begins Monday, June 5th
  • Submit reference letter, personal statement, and transcript by Friday, August 18th
  • Parent and Participant Interviews – ¬†August 7th -25th
  • Program Acceptance Letters will be sent out – August 30th
  • First Program Meeting – September 9th

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If you have any questions, email