Applications for YLC 2020-2021 are closed. Check back in summer 2021 to apply for the 2021-2022 cohort!

Y-WE Youth Leadership Council 2019-2020

The Youth Leadership Council (YLC) is designed for participants who have completed at least one previous Y-WE program and would like to deepen their leadership in the Y-WE community. YLC participants become stewards of Y-WE culture. By contributing ideas for the direction of the organization, building their skills as facilitators, and engaging as leaders with the wider community, YLC members contribute powerfully to culture change and shifting narratives. 

I want to continue being a part of the social justice work and to remember that I am enough. 

—Y-WE Youth Leadership Council Participant

This year our focus will be on systemic change. We will hear from incredible women in our community who are community organizers, activists, and policy makers. What does it mean to be a leader? How can one person make a change? These are not rhetorical questions, but the inspiration for our next steps.

The Youth Leadership Council will run from October 14, 2020 to June 2, 2021. Meetings will be two Wednesday’s a month, 4:30-6:30PM, with the occasional Saturday workshop. Upon completion of the application you will be contacted by a Y-WE staff member to set up an interview the week of September 27, 2020. All participants will be informed if they have been accepted to the YLC by Monday, October 4, 2020.

Questions? Interested in getting involved for the 2020-2021 year?

Please contact our Program Director,

I am more confident with my voice, and I can speak up for myself better.

—Y-WE Youth Leadership Council Participant

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*those who identify as women or girls or who were assigned female at birth