YWLC 2022 Summer Conference

The Young Women’s Leadership Challenge (YWLC) is a yearlong U.S.-based program for high school aged-girls created and managed by The Pangea Network, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering women and communities in the U.S. and Kenya. YWLC is composed of a summer conference, mentoring, monthly meetings, and commitment to creating a community service project.


15,000 is the number of students and community members who have been impacted by the Take Action Challenge service projects of our Young Women’s Leadership Challenge Alumni since 2017.

Life after YWLC…


Since 2012, we are constantly amazed by the incredible paths taken by YWLC alumni. We are proud to say that many stay connected and return as interns for the next program year. YWLC Alumni continue to be changemakers in their local and global communities during college and as launch their careers. Learn about the fulfilling lives of our YWLC students and see what everyone is up to:


Benefits of Being a

ywlc Alumni

The Alumni Network currently consists of over 400 high school and college-aged girls who have successfully completed the program. YWLC alumni push themselves and others to be impactful leaders. They share common bonds of drive, knowledge, skills, and attitudes of confident, empowered, and globally competent young women.

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