Young Women in Leadership

Young Women in Leadership (YWIL) is a program created by Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis, serving high school girls (grades 9-12) that focuses on leadership development and college and career preparedness.

Registration for the Young Women in Leadership program is closed for the 2018-2019 school year.

Contact us here to get more information for the 2019-2020 school year.

“You can’t put a price tag on what my daughter, Madison, and other young women have acquired during their time in the Young Women in Leadership program. We are sincerely grateful beyond measure for this program, and for Madison’s opportunity to be a part of it.”


YWIL participant parent


Meetings occur twice a month throughout the school year.


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


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


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

If you have any questions, send us a message or email

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
  • Improve their ability to listen and express themselves
  • Learn the importance of monitoring self-care, time management, and managing the important steps toward self-reliance and success
  • 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

You can help empower all girls
to be strong, smart, and bold.