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Annual College and Career Day

On October 12, 2019
On October 12, 2019, YMWIC hosted our Annual Career and College Expo at B. Reed Henderson High School. This year’s focus was to provide the community with valuable career, college and academic readiness information.
Therefore, we invited 14 professionals in Finance, FAFSA, Public Speaking, Personal Branding, The Application Process and many others. The professionals provided our families and the community with worthwhile literature and opportunities to receive relevant information. Meanwhile, we invited a small group of local colleges to inform the community about the programs offered.
Our keynote speaker for the event was author and educator, Mr. Vic Brown. Barbara Gee, YMWIC Advisory Board Member, was the facilitator for the activity before an audience of over 150. Mr. Brown is the author of the book “Welcome to College, Your Career Starts Now!” Over 30 Scholars present received an autographed book by Mr. Vic Brown.
Look for the details our next College and Career Day planned for Saturday, Oct 10, 2020.

9th Annual Science and Career Expo

On March 21, 2020
Join us at our 9th Annual Science and Career Expo at B. Reed Henderson High School in West Chester, PA. The Scholars will defend their research projects before a seasoned judging team. The program began in September where the Scholars selected a project, used the scientific method to execute and present their projects. Scholars are required to meet specific deadlines for their Research Plan, Lab Report, Project Board and PowerPoint Presentation. We anticipate over 75 volunteers from many partner corporations to judge the Scholar’s oral presentations and boards. During the exhibit hour, representatives from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, West, ifm efector, DePuy Snythes, LaFrance Corporation, Cerner, ArcelorMittal, Bentley and others will be present as judges or to display products and educational materials to families about careers and technology opportunities. Following the display and exhibit hour, there will be a special guest to brief our audience about, education and careers. The event will conclude after our four winners present their projects in front of the grand audience of over 400.
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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10th Annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet

On Thursday, May 28, 2020, YMWIC  will host the 10th 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. Ted Childs will deliver the inspirational keynote speech. Mrs. Barbara Gee-Pratt, Executive Coach will be returning as the event’s EMCEE. was Mrs. Barbara Gee-Pratt, Executive Coach and YMWIC supporter.
10 years of service is a great milestone for YMWIC.  Therefore, we will celebrate 10 years of transformation—shaping the minds of tomorrow’s leaders. Our focus then and now is preparing talented, young Scholars to graduate high school, college, and become successful leaders in their fields and the communities they serve. We are also inviting all Alumni to attend and celebrate 10 years with us at the Valley Forge Sheraton Hotel. This event has a primary focus of raising Scholarship dollars for our Scholars. Our goal for May 28 is $100,000.
We also plan to honor Industry Executives who have supported YMWIC and the community.
  • West Impact Award: LaFrance Corp specializes in corporate product branding and trim accents
  • Education Leadership Award for Secondary Education: Mr. Christopher T. Dormer, Superintendent Norristown Area School District
  • Education Leadership Award for Post Secondary Education: Dr. Zebulun Davenport, VP Student Affairs, West Chester University of Pennsylvania
  • Community Leadership Award: Mr. James Logan, Coatesville Assistant City Manager
For your convenience, select one of the following to support our event:
We plan to raffle another all-Inclusive 5 days and 4 nights trip to Jamaica.  Contact us at jamaica@ymwicfoundation.org for more details.


YMWIC Elementary School STEAM and Language Arts Camp

On June 22 – July 31, 2020
YMWIC Summer Programs are fun and exciting for Junior Scholars entering in 1st – 6th grades as of September 2020. The six (6) week experience will be on Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Junior Scholars will have a great experience exploring new concepts in math, chemistry, biology, computer science, robotics, weekly field trips to The Franklin Institute, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, The Philadelphia Zoo, The Tyler Arboretum, and Camden’s Adventure Aquarium—all included free with registration. This year we plan to include The Tyler Arboretum to our list of field trips. We are also enhancing our language arts program and adding an art component. As always, On the last day of camp and to the delight of parents, families, and friends, scholars will present their science projects followed by refreshments!
Registration is now open for each site. Space is limited to only 60 Junior Campers per site.
To register for the 2020 Summer Elementary School STEAM and Language Arts Camp, select the link for your school district below.
West Chester Area School District Registration Link
Coatesville Area School District Registration Link
Upper Darby Area School District Registration Link
Norristown Area School District Registration Link
William Penn Area School District Registration Link
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