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Annual College and Career Day

On October 13, 2018
This free community event was for all who had an interest in attending college after high school graduation. The event included educational and readiness workshops during the morning sessions and a dynamic college expo during the late morning through afternoon. In attendance were admissions counselors at all levels of post high school education to include: 4 year colleges, junior colleges and technical schools, school of sciences, engineering, art and business. Also in attendance were our cohosting partners who displaying exhibits about their products and industry areas to help students understand more about specific careers.

8th Annual Science and Career Expo

On April 13, 2019
Children’s Hospital Sponsored our 8th Annual Science and Career Expo at B. Reed Henderson High School in West Chester, PA. The Scholars defended their research projects before a seasoned judging team.  The program began in September where the Scholars selected a project and implemented the scientific method to plan, execute and present their projects.  Scholars were required to meet specific deadlines for their research plan, lab report, project board and power-point presentation.  There were over 70 volunteers  from many partner corporations to judge the Scholar’s oral presentations and boards.  During the exhibit hour Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and IFM Effector were present to display products and educational materials to families about careers and technology opportunities.  Harrisburg University was present to inform the community about their STEM related degrees offered in their undergraduate and graduate programs.  Following the display and exhibit hour, Mrs. Ja’Net Adams talked to our audience about financial literacy and the importance of having a career to earn money.  Ms. Ja’Net Adams, author of “Debt Sucks University!: A College Student’s Guide to Winning with Money so They can Live Their Dreams!” The event ended by announcing the four sets of winners to include:
1.    Our Future Stars – Aras Reid.
2.    The Neptune Scholar – Glory Mercado.
3.    The High School Team award – Edith Bradley and Fallen Warren.
4.    The senior award went to Corey Staples.
Each Scholar presented their projects in front of the grand audience of over 400 attendees.
We look forward to our 9th Annual Science Expo planned for April 11, 2020.  If you have an interest in partnering, sponsoring or volunteering at this event you can contact us at science@ymwicfoundation.org.

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9th Annual Scholarship Banquet

On May 30, 2019
On Thursday, May 30, 2019, YMWIC will host the 9th Annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet at the Valley Forge Sheraton Hotel. All of our seniors will receive a scholarship to attend the college of their choice. Madeline Bell, CEO of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia will deliver this event’s keynote speech.
Mark  your calendars today for our annual gala. YMWIC will host our 9th Annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet at the Valley Forge Sheraton Hotel in King of Prussia. We are thrilled to announce a business and community leader in Philadelphia, CEO of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Madeline Bell, as our Keynote speaker. Returning as our Emcee for the event will be Ms. Barbara Gee-Pratt, Executive Coach and YMWIC supporter.
During the program, we will be recognizing our seniors along with the accomplishments of our Scholars from the 2018-2019 program year.
This year, we will recognize four outstanding members of our community with the following awards:
  • West Impact Award : CSL Behring, represented by Mary Anne Player, MS, RAC Regulatory Affairs Regional Sr. Specialist
  • Community Leadership Award: Honorable Harry Lewis, Jr.
  • Educational Leadership Award for Secondary Education: Dr. Cathy L. Taschner, Superintendent, Coatesville Area School District
  • Education Leadership Award for Post-Secondary Education: Sister Susan J. Cronin, PhD., Department of Natural and Computational Sciences at Immaculata University of PA.
Select this link to:
  • To attend the event
  • Purchase an ad
  • Become a sponsor
  • Become a vendor
To become a premium sponsor please contact: banquet@ymwicfoundation.org.

Elementary School Math and Science Summer Camp

On June 17 – July 26, 2019
West Chester East High School, 450 Ellis Lane, West Chester, PA 19380
Rainbow Elementary School, 1113 W Lincoln Hwy, Coatesville, PA 19320
Drexel Hill Academy, 3001 State Rd, Drexel Hill, PA 19026
Marshall Street Elementary School, 1525 W Marshall St, Norristown, PA 19403
The Elementary School Math and Science Summer Camp is an exciting, fun-filled six (6) week experience for current K-5th grade junior scholars. The camp is open to all K-5th grade students. The camp is scheduled Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Junior Scholars will have a great experience exploring new concepts in math, chemistry, biology, computer science, robotics, weekly field trips and much more!! Previous field trips have included The Franklin Institute, Elmwood Park Zoo, Helicopter Museum, Adventure Aquarium, and the Academy of Natural Sciences–all included free with registration.
We are now accepting applications for this summer experience for current K-5th graders by selecting this link.
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