Y-WE STEAM Day is a place where BIPOC young women, trans, and gender expansive youth imagine possibilities, build skills and knowledge, and grow their community of support on the path to STEAM related careers where diverse talent is still vastly underrepresented.
For many, Dr. King is an icon, a legend, a martyr, the face of the Civil Rights Movement, the voice of a visionary whose “dream,” while remaining unrealized, has been incorporated into the metrics of success for the contemporary wave of liberatory movements. Read these MLK Day reflections from Y-WE’s Co-Executive Director Reagan Jackson.
Jaydalen Blossom first encountered Y-WE as a 13-year-old and has participated in many Y-WE programs over the past six years. Now a Y-WE Grow Intern, Jaydalen reflects on finding her ‘why’ at Y-WE and what’s motivating her to help other youth discover their purpose and create positive change.
Ri’Chara participated in Y-WE programs for over four years, then went on to serve as a mentor and Y-WE intern. Her participation in Y-WE Tech sparked a passion for computers that she’s continuing to pursue in college, and Y-WE’s community of belonging was central to her experience.
Y-WE provides opportunities for our youth to show up in their fullness, take creative risks, and try new things. Wingale Teferi shares her experience finding belonging and exploring new opportunities in her time at Y-WE.
Y-WE is celebrating tremendous momentum as a new year of programming is underway. As we enter the giving season, we’re thrilled to share our latest Annual Report, which captures highlights from the 2023-24 program year!