This conference is a 6-day program for high school-aged girls. You will learn first-hand about what it means to be a leader, a social entrepreneur, a peace-builder – a well-rounded globally-minded individual. Each day you will hear from expert speakers and you will engage in interactive team-building activities, and you will have the opportunity to create your own project, called the Take Action Challenge (TAC). The TAC will enable you to use your leadership and critical thinking skills to experience first-hand in a real world setting what it means to start a project with a vision, a goal, as well as fundraising, marketing, and communication. You will have 10 months to complete your project.

The Young Women’s Leadership Challenge (YWLC) 2020 program is GOING ONLINE. In preparation for our 2020 program, in light of current events, we have decided to take the YWLC program fully online.

We feel that now more than ever, a program which empowers high school girls to see themselves as confident, compassionate, and resilient changemakers is needed. Instead of canceling or postponing, we are adapting to our current reality to give more girls the opportunity to gain the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of a social entrepreneur.



When you apply to YWLC 2020, you are applying for a fully online summer leadership conference which will take place from June 22-27th.


June 22nd – June 27th (Summer Leadership Conference)

August 2020 – April 2021 (monthly ONLINE meetings every first Wednesday of the month at 5 pm or in-person when possible)


Once the online summer conference, June 22-27th is done, we will have monthly after-school meetings online until it is safe and possible to meet in person.

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During our 6-day conference, you will be exposed to…


 Leadership and  Social Entrepreneurship


Self-Esteem & Body Image

Career Exploration

Local & Global Career Exploration

Take Action Challenge

Service Learning

Global Issues

Global Issues, Conflict Resolution, & Media Literacy

Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy / Social Etiquette

On the last day of the conference, you will present your Take Action Challenge (TAC) and plan the work for the year ahead!

In addition to the Fall and Spring workshops, we have monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of every month.

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