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, Fall and Spring workshops and lectures throughout the year.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

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WHEN IS THE PROGRAM?

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YEAR-LONG PROGRAM ONLINE?

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YWLC focuses on the following…

Leadership

 Leadership and  Social Entrepreneurship

Self-Esteem

Self-Esteem & Body Image

Career Exploration

Local & Global Career Exploration

Take Action Challenge

Service Learning & Social & Emotional Intelligence

Global Issues

Global Issues, Conflict Resolution, Media Literacy & Human Rights

Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy / Social Etiquette

You will have the opportunity to create, plan, and execute a community service project which we call the Take Action Challenge (TAC)! Click here to get inspired by our alumni TAC projects

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

Quotes from our participants

“My time at YWLC was life-changing. Before going, I didn’t think that I had the potential to become a great leader, but now I feel more confident with myself.”

“My time at YWLC was an experience that not only opened my eyes to how I can make an impact in my community and globally, but also to how I can further appreciate my strengths and skills and how I apply them to my everyday life.”

“The most valuable thing I learned at YWLC was to truly pursue your passion and be your own leader – just because the majority of people are doing one thing, doesn’t mean you have to follow it or believe that that is the right path.”

Our Impact

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of the 2021-2022 program participants said they consider their leadership skills to be stronger after the summer conference.
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is the number of volunteer and extracurricular activities hours you can earn for your college application by participating in the YWLC program.
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alumni from 128 schools across the United States and Globally
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of participants come from underserved backgrounds.
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of the young women said that YWLC has given them the skills to create, plan, and execute a community service project (2020-2021 program participant data).
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CALL FOR INTERNS!

The Pangea Network is looking for dedicated and passionate interns for its annual Young Women’s Leadership Challenge (YWLC) program. Our internship is open to college students, as well as high schoolers who are alumni of our program.

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