Young Women Empowered

Our Programs


We lead with purpose, we lead with passion, we lead with compassion. To grow as leaders, we must understand ourselves as individuals and as a community. Y-WE Lead offers young women ages 13-18 the opportunity for self-discovery, building leadership skills, and creating intergenerational community with diverse youth and mentors.

Y-WE Nature Connections

In Y-WE Nature Connections, young women* build a personal relationship with our amazing natural world as we experience and learn about our local natural places first-hand. In every workshop, adventure and field trip, we dive into the importance of sustainable living and find out about ways to protect our natural places.

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

Y-WE WRITE Summer Camp

Y-WE & Hedgebrook team up again for an amazing leadership and creative writing summer camp on beautiful Whidbey Island, WA. This is a weeklong exploration of young women’s voices, stories, dreams and talents.  This camp is unlike any other. 

Y-WE Create Summer Camp

Join incredible facilitators Kamilla Kafiyeva and Barbara Jefferson for a unique opportunity to Spark your Creativity and Advance Social Change in your Community! This week long residential camp empowers young women to create anything they can imagine from visual art and fashion design to performance and dance.

Participants will work with professional seamstresses, designers, and facilitators. They’ll explore issues such as sustainable fashion and consumer supply chains, community organizing, and art as activism.

Y-WE Mission

Y-WE cultivates the power of diverse young women* to be creative leaders and courageous changemakers through transformative programs within a collaborative community of belonging.

We envision a society rooted in social justice, where all young women live their truth, achieve their dreams, and change our world.

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