You are Invited to a Young Women Empowered House Party
Join the dynamic girls of Y-WE — along with the dedicated mentors, staff and board — for an inspiring afternoon.
Discover why these young women are committed to being a powerful force for change and what you can do to help them realize their dreams.
You’ll hear compelling stories of Y-WE’s impact, find out how we engage young leaders on a deeper level, enjoy delicious international appetizers, and experience an uplifting performance from our young women.
Shelmina Babai Abji | board memeber
Amina Mussa | Y-WE alumni
Rob and Skylar Young | parent and donor, and Y-WE participant
Our board member, Shelmina Babai Abji
“I come from humble beginnings in Tanzania, and was the first person in my family to obtain a college degree. My many mentors have afforded me a life which was not in my realm of possibilities, and Y-WE has allowed me to pay it forward. I want to share my journey with young women because if I can do it, so can they.”
There is no cost to attend. This is an opportunity to learn more about our impactful leadership programs and invest in the future of girls and women in our region. All donations are tax-deductible.
Sunday, October 5th
2 – 5 PM
light hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer
5511 154th Ave. SE
Amy Cha (3rd year college student at University of Washington, studying finance)
“Because of Y-WE, I’ve chosen finance as a career because not a lot of women are leading in that industry, and I want to be the person in that field to encourage other young women to take on those leadership roles.”
Amina Mussa (3rd year college student at Pacific Lutheran University, studying business)
“When I arrived from Kenya at just 15, I didn’t have a dream for myself. Y-WE helped me see that college was a possibility for me and gave me the support to realize that dream.”
Rob and Skylar Young (Skylar – 10th grader at Issaquah High School)
“I am the father of a Y-WE participant and an active donor. […] I am thrilled with the positive changes that I have seen within my own daughter through her involvement in YWE.”
Holding her newborn daughter, Y-WE co-founder Jamie-Rose felt an incredible ache in her heart thinking about her future. She knew the only way to create a better world for Amirra was to create an intergenerational and intercultural community, that would empower young women to pave their own paths and shape a brighter future.
Her vision was to serve those girls whose voices are rarely heard, whose images are rarely seen in the media, but whose dreams deserve the support to be realized. In 2009, she received her first grant to create Y-WE. In the last 4 years, Y-WE has grown from serving 40 young women from diverse and often challenging backgrounds, to over 400. With the support of over 650 generous donors and over 200 amazing volunteers, Y-WE has grown from one small program to a thriving year-round organization that partners with acclaimed groups such as Seattle Repertory Theater, Hedgebrook, and Women’s Funding Alliance. We are so excited to invite you to become a part of our passionate community of women, girls, and male allies who are dedicated to igniting change.