Register for the YMWIC 2021-2022 Program Year

Registration is now open for the YMWIC 2021-2022 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, Upper Darby, West Chester, and William Penn. You can click here to register.

Upcoming Events

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Open Enrollment for YMWIC 2021-2022 Program Year

Registration has begun for our 2021-2022 Program year for rising 3rd – 12th grade students. New and returning Scholars can click these links to fill out a 2021-2022 Program Year Online Scholar Application and Scholar Personal Statement Form.

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Annual College and Career Day

November 13, 2021

YMWIC will host our Annual College and Career Expo and Free COVID Vaccination Event at B. Reed Henderson High School on Saturday, November 13, 2021 from 9:00AM to 2:15PM. College and Corporate representatives will provide Scholars and Parents with valuable information on topics including:

  • College Readiness and Admissions Qualifications
  • The College Application Process
  • FAFSA Form Process
  • Financial Literacy
  • STEM Careers
  • Personal Branding
  • Interviewing Skills
  • And much, much more!

This year, families will have an opportunity to receive a COVID vaccine, compliments of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The first dose of the Pfizer vaccine will be available on site for ages 12 and older, and you can register to receive the second dose at a later date.

You can register for the Annual College and Career Expo
and Free COIVID Vaccination Event
by selecting this link.

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YMWIC is seeking businesses and colleges/universities to participate in this exciting event by presenting information on health, education, finance, and business to our Scholars, their parents, and the community. This event supports our Community Service and Outreach Program. Event fees include a half-page black and wide ad in the program book and a table in the Expo hall.

To register, new businesses, colleges, or universities as well as current YMWIC Corporate and University Partners can, click here.

Past Events 

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2021 YMWIC Summer Program

The YMWIC Elementary School STEAM & Language Arts Camps

These six-week camps which took place within our partnering Pennsylvania school districts including Chester Upland, Coatesville, Norristown, Phoenixville, and William Penn, provided exciting, educational, confidence-building, and fun-filled activities for rising 1st – 6th-grade junior Scholars, who had great experiences exploring new concepts in math, chemistry, biology, computer science, robotics, language arts, reading, art, and much more!

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Summer Robotics

Robotics support was provided by members of the YMWIC Robotics Team, to elementary and middle school campers. Once a week, they visited camps in our partner School District locations (Coatesville Senior High School and Rainbow Elementary School in Coatesville, Chester Boys and Girls Club, W. B. Evans Elementary School in Yeadon, Henderson High School in West Chester, and School in Phoenixville, supporting 5th and 6th-grade Scholars in building robots.

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2021 YMWIC Coatesville Upward Bound Summer Program

YMWIC hosted the 2021 YMWIC Coatesville Upward Bound Summer Program, an exciting and activity-filled STEM and Golf experience. This six-week experience for Coatesville District students enriched, exposed, and further prepared Scholars for college and academic success. They learned about colleges and careers while experiencing projects in the arts, entrepreneurship, mentoring, leadership, networking, golf and much more.

Scholars participated in campus tours of six Philadelphia-area colleges, learned about preparation for and success in professional careers, and gained insight of opportunities that could become available to them. We celebrated with a dinner and banquet at the end of the program!

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11th Annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet

~ On May 27, 2021~

The YMWIC 11th Annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet took place on Thursday, May 27, 2021 from 5:30PM to 7:30PM. This year’s live-streamed event was sponsored by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Our keynote speaker was Michael Duncan, President and CEO of the Chester County Hospital – Penn Medicine. A graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Mr. Duncan has been in the healthcare field over 30 years, serving Chester County since 2011.

During the Banquet, we showcased our Scholars for their achievements, and rewarded our senior Scholars with the college scholarships they earned, to attend the colleges of their choice. We honored industry executives who are champions in supporting YMWIC and our communities. Businesses and supporters purchased Souvenir Booklet ads that reached 2,000 potential participants.

YMWIC thanks our many Donors, Supporters, and Sponsors for their participation in, and generous contributions to, this event. Select this link to view a video of this event.

10th Annual Science Expo

On March 6, 2021
The YMWIC 2021 Annual Science Expo was held on Saturday, March 6, from 9:30AM — 2:00PM. It was a virtual and live-streamed event. Our Scholars selected their science project topics and worked on their experiments with assistance from our volunteer Corporate Partners. Each Scholar met required deadlines for their Research Plan, Lab Report, Project Board, and PowerPoint Presentation.
Scholars were supported by families and guests as they presented and defended their Science Research Projects. We were all inspired by our keynote speaker Dr. Jaszianne Tolbert, Director, Oncology Research and Development at Janssen Pharmaceuticals of Johnson and Johnson. Four winning Scholars were announced, and trophies and awards will be presented to the winners at our Annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet on May 27, 2021.
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LIVE STREAMING PANEL DISCUSSION ABOUT Coronavirus Vaccine

On February 18, 2021, at 6:00 PM
YMWIC hosted and very informative Town Hall Meeting with over 400 participates via Zoom, Facebook and our website-Live Streaming. Barbara Gee was our Emcee to keep us on track while we received valuable information from Dr. Audrey Odom John of Chop, Dr. Shafinaz Akhter CCH Penn Medicine and Ms. Sophia Collins MSN, RN from Chop. You can view the entire event by going here.

GivingTuesday

GivingTuesday was a success! We thank you, our donors and supporters, for helping us in pursuit of our goal. Our Scholars will be the beneficiaries of your kindness through our programming in STEM fields and college scholarships. In the future, the world will benefit as our Scholars pursue college and careers.  If you would still like to donate to YMWIC, you can click here. We are grateful for your generous support.