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Annual College and Career Day

On October 12, 2019
The 2019 Annual College Expo and Career Day is planned for October 12 from 8:00AM – 1:30PM. In state college representatives will be at this event.
B. Reed Henderson High School
400 Montgomery Ave
West Chester, PA 19380
We have expanded our workshop listings to support parents of Pre-K to Elementary School students – How do we prepare our students for the future?
We plan to have a Key note speaker, Mr. Victor Brown – The Author of “Welcome to College Your Career Starts Now!!”
As an option, there will be buses departing from the following locations at the time listed to transport parents and students to and from the expo on October 12
a) Upper Darby High School, 601 N Lansdowne Ave, Drexel Hill, PA 19026 – 7:30AM
b) Chester STEM Academy, 1100 W 10th St, Chester, PA 19013 – 7:30AM
c) Norristown Free Library, 1001 Powell St, Norristown, PA 19401 – 7:30AM
d) Scott Middle School, 800 Olive Street, Coatesville, PA 19320 – 7:30AM
Bus space is limited: To sign up for transportation support from one of the above, please by selecting this LINK
SENIORS!!! Please bring a printout of your SAT and/or ACT test scores and your updated transcript. We have asked our admissions counselors to provide on-site acceptance to those that meet their qualifications.
Some of the colleges include: Drexel University, Villanova University, Immaculata University, Morgan State University, Spelman College, Morehouse College, Delaware County Community College, Penn State University, Cheyney State University of Pennsylvania, Lincoln University, PHEAA and more…

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 PowerPoint Presentation. There more than 70 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 and ifm efector were present to display products and educational materials to families about careers and technology opportunities.  Harrisburg University representatives were 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 presented to our audience financial literacy and the importance of having a career you enjoy that can easily support a family.  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.    Future Star – Aras Reid.
2.    Neptune Scholar – Glory Mercado.
3.    High School Team Award – Edith Bradley and Fallon Warnick.
4.    Senior Award – 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 March 21, 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 and Awards Banquet

On Thursday, May 30, 2019, YMWIC hosted the 9th Annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet at the Valley Forge Sheraton Hotel. All of our seniors received a scholarship to attend the college of their choice. Madeline Bell, CEO of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, delivered this year’s inspirational keynote speech. Returning as our Emcee for the event was Mrs. Barbara Gee-Pratt, Executive Coach and YMWIC supporter.

During the program, we recognized our seniors along with the accomplishments of our Scholars from the 2018-2019 program year. Jaremy Bady, West Chester Henderson High and Chester County Technical College High School graduating senior will major in Electrical Engineering at Temple University. Brooklyn Green, Collegium Charter School, will major in Chemical Engineering at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Quetxalit Escalante, Coatesville Area Senior High, will attend Cabrini College. Ciara Hairston, Upper Darby High graduate, will attend Delaware County Community College. Aisar Madanat, Coatesville Area Senior High and Chester County Technical College High School graduating senior, will attend Lebanon Valley College as an Electrical Engineering major. Jocelin Marin-Lopez, Norristown Area High School and Central Montco Technical High School, will pursue of Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing at Gwynedd Mercy University. Zyashia Lemay Rokins, Coatesville Area Senior High, will attend West Chester University of Pennsylvania as a Biology major. Cory Staples, Bayard Rustin High, will attend Temple University. And finally, Christopher Story, Collegium Charter School, will be a Computer Science major at the University of Pittsburgh this fall. Congratulations to each of our graduating seniors. We are certain they’ll do well as they begin their freshmen year!
This year, we also recognized 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
  • Educational Leadership Award for Post-Secondary Education: Sister Susan J. Cronin, PhD., Department of Natural and Computational Sciences at Immaculata University of PA.


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 four Elementary School Math and Science Summer Camps were exciting, fun-filled six (6) week experiences from June 17 – July 26 for current K-5th grade campers. The camps were scheduled Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Junior Scholars had 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, and Camden’s Adventure Aquarium—all included free with registration. On the last day of camp and to the delight of parents, families, and friends, scholars presented their science projects followed by refreshments, hugs, phone numbers and addresses exchanged, and promises to keep in touch until next summer!
We are now accepting applications for this summer experience for current K-5th graders by selecting this link.
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