Inspiring the Next Generation of
STEM Leaders

To empower and prepare economically disadvantaged and historically underrepresented youth to excel and become leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers through a structured and rigorous curriculum, academic tutoring, mentoring and financial assistance programs accomplished by leveraging alliances with K-12 school districts, universities, corporations, and our committed partners. 

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Open Enrollment for YMWIC 2024-2025
Program Year Now

Registration is now open for the YMWIC 2024-2025 Program Year Scholarship Program! New Member applications are being reviewed for students entering the 3rd through 11th grades. Local Program activities will be meeting in-person in our Partner School Districts in Chester Upland, Coatesville, Norristown, Phoenixville, Philadelphia, Upper Darby, West Chester, and William Penn.

Upcoming Events

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YMWIC 2024 Summer Programs

The YMWIC STEAM & Language Arts Camp is an exciting, educational, and fun-filled six-week experience for rising 1st through 8th grade junior Scholars who will have great experiences exploring new …
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2024 YMWIC Upward Bound Summer Program

Young Men and Women In Charge Foundation, Inc. will host our 2024 YMWIC Upward Bound Summer Program for 8th through 11th grade students who meet Upward Bound requirements and attend …
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YMWIC 2024 11th Annual Scholarship & Golf Classic

Be sure to calendar the date to join us on September 9, 2024, at the fabulous Penn Oaks Golf Club in a Scramble Golf Tournament and Fundraiser to support our …

What our Scholars are saying?

Class of 2014

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Adanne Coleman

Chief Medical Scribe, ScribeAmericaTM
University of Pittsburgh, Class of 2018
Bachelor of Science, Psychology

“I feel honored to be among the inaugural graduating class of Young Women.  YMWIC has been an amazing program that helped prepare me for college and life after college. “

Class of 2018

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Tyzhana Raison

Saint Vincent College, Class of 2022
Major: Chemistry

“I was in the inaugural Coatesville Chapter as an all-women’s chapter.  I remember so clearly when Mr. Roberts said to all of us that you will be the first graduating class of YMWIC Coatesville Chapter and leading the way.  After graduating Cum Laude from Saint Vincent College, I am working as a Chemist for Exelon, Constellation.  I am so grateful for the help and support of YMWIC Foundation, Inc. “

Class of 2017

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Shamar Hunter

University of Pittsburgh Johnstown, Class of 2021
Major: Computer Engineering

“I am grateful that I was exposed to all types of STEM subjects while I was at YMWIC, especially all types of engineering and robotics. This exposure led me to choosing computer engineering as a career path.  I would advise current YMWIC Scholars who may be considering careers in Engineering to study hard, get good grades, and make sure to brush up on the basics of coding.”

Our Impact

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After-School 2023-2024 Program Year enrollment
2023 Summer Enrollment

Meet Our Corporate and Community Partners

The services from YMWIC gives many families hope through knowing that college and STEM careers are within reach for their children. The Community Model is implemented through partnerships with corporations, universities, and other non-profit and community organizations. These partners participate in all levels of the program. The goal for this community-based model is to implement it in all low-performing school districts in our country. We believe it will make a significant impact on the achievement gap among African American and Latino youth in math and science, increase the number of women in STEM, and improve economic development through these youth, as they are in position to secure high-paying jobs and become leaders in the same communities. 

Our Corporate and Community Partners provide mentoring, job shadowing and site visit opportunities for our Scholars, as well as speaking at our Events and volunteering as workshop presenters.

Meet Our Partner Schools and Universities

YMWIC has eight chapters in the Philadelphia area: West Chester, William Penn, Coatesville, Upper Darby, Phoenixville, Norristown, Chester Upland and Philadelphia. These Partner School Districts collaborate with us and support our programming by providing facilities for our workshops and events, supporting us in the goal of our Scholars maintaining high academic standards, and granting access to other school and district resources.

YMWIC’s valued College and University Partners support us by participating in our Annual Science and College Expo events. They also provide tutors, volunteers, and facilities for our workshops, college tours, and more. It is through them that our Scholars are exposed to a wide array of college and university options and subjects they may study.

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