Register for the YMWIC 2022-2023 Program Year
Registration is now open for the YMWIC 2022-2023 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. You can click here to register.
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.
Annual College and Career Day
November 13, 2021
YMWIC hosted our 16th 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 provided Scholars and Parents with valuable information on topics such as College Readiness and Admissions Qualifications, The College Application Process, FAFSA Form Process, Financial Literacy, STEM Careers, Personal Branding, Interviewing Skills, and much, much more!
YMWIC partnered with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to administer Pfizer vaccinations to almost 500 participants. This was less than a week following the approval to administer vaccines to children 5 to 11 years of age.
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
YMWIC will once again participated this year in GivingTuesday, a global generosity day that encourages people to do good, on Tuesday, November 30, 2021. Our donors and supporters, helped us in pursuit of our goals by donating to YMWIC on GivingTuesday. Our Scholars will be the beneficiaries of their kindness through our programming in STEM fields and college scholarships. In the future, the world will benefit as our Scholars pursue college and careers.
11th Annual Science Expo
March 5, 2022
On March 5, 2022, YMWIC hosted our Annual Science Expo. Beginning in September of 2021, YMWIC Scholars selected a science project and used the scientific method to execute their projects. They were required to meet specific deadlines for their project Research Plan, Lab Report, Project Board, and PowerPoint presentation. The culmination of their projects is the presentation and defending of their project at the Expo.
Volunteers from many YMWIC partner corporations served as mentors to the Scholars throughout the project process, and judges for the Scholars’ presentation boards and oral presentations. Winning Scholars will be honored at our Annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet on May 26, 2022.
YMWIC Annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet
May 26, 2022
The YMWIC 12th Annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet took on place on Thursday, May 26, 2022. We were so excited to celebrate in person for the Banquet, as the last two have been held virtually. We showcased our Scholars for their achievements, and rewarded our graduating Scholars with the college scholarships they earned. At the Banquet, we also honored industry executives who are champions in supporting YMWIC and our communities. We thank all of our Partners, Sponsors, and supporters.
2022 YMWIC Summer Camps
June 20 through July 29, 2022
YMWIC Summer Upward Bound Program
A group of Coatesville High School Upward Bound Scholars took part in our Summer Program. In addition to brushing up on academics, Scholars participated in a combination of learning and fun experiences including STEM-related activities, robotics labs, development of practical and professional skills, and the development of leadership qualities. The Program included daily lunch, academic preparedness, mentoring, leadership development, networking, sports, golf every Wednesday, and much more. They completed research projects on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in society and the workplace.
Scholars prepared for their futures by visiting Lincoln University for a college tour and gained first-hand college experiences. Speaking with University Admissions personnel answered a number of questions. All of these Scholars will be first-generation college students. To ensure Scholars had a deeper understanding of the education required for various careers, visits and tours were scheduled at DePuy Synthes – the Orthopaedics Company of Johnson & Johnson, the New Bolton Center, PECO offices, and Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, which is operated by Constellation Energy. Throughout the six-week camp, there was a strong emphasis on STEM-related careers.
The culmination of their summer experience was a dinner at the Penn Oaks Golf Club. Scholars and their families enjoyed a delicious buffet meal with YMWIC Partners and Staff. Scholars were able to show off the results of their research projects, as well as their presentation skills at an impromptu Q & A Panel Discussion.
Middle School Summer Program
Saint Vincent College has collaborated with YMWIC to host an interactive, exciting summer middle school STEM camp since 2013. The YMWIC 2022 Middle School Summer Program was open to all 6th and 7th grade Scholars. They enjoyed a four-day residential (overnight) camp experience at Saint Vincent College. During the Saint Vincent College STEM Camp, Scholars were exposed to the college experience as they resided in the dorms on campus, ate their meals in the college dining halls, worked with college professors, and learned about different science topics in state-of-the-art facilities at the college. Even though highly structured and supervised, this immersive experience allowed our young Scholars to begin imagining and preparing themselves to be college students.
During the following weeks, Scholars engaged in STEM-related learning experiences and outings that prepared them for the upcoming school year, joined the elementary school campers on field trips (Adventure Aquarium in NJ, Tyler Arboretum, Linvilla Orchards, Longwood Gardens, and Cheyney University of PA), and participated in a variety of activities just for fun!
YMWIC STEAM and Language Arts Summer Camps
The YMWIC 2022 Elementary School STEAM & Language Arts Camp was an exciting, educational, and fun- filled six-week experience for rising 1st-8th grade junior Scholars, who had great experiences exploring new concepts in math, chemistry, biology, computer science, robotics, language arts, reading, art, and much more! There were weekly field trips to Tyler Arboretum, Adventure Aquarium in New Jersey, Linvilla Orchards and Longwood Gardens as well as enjoying a day at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, where YMWIC headquarters is located. Scholars also tie-dyed t-shirts, took nature walks, played lots of games, and made new friends.
The camp took place 2022 at camp locations within our partnering school districts in Pennsylvania which include: Chester Upland, Coatesville, Norristown, Phoenixville, Upper Darby, West Chester, and William Penn.
YMWIC 9th Annual Scholarship and Golf Classic
August 29, 2022
On Monday, August 29, 2022, the YMWIC 9th Annual Scholarship and STEM Golf Classic took place at the fabulous Penn Oaks Golf Club. The Scramble Golf Tournament and Fundraiser that took place supports our Scholarship Program.
YMWIC Sponsors, Partners, and guests networked, and had fun as they helped us to raise scholarship funds. Golfers enjoyed snacks and an open buffet lunch. Later in the day during a buffet dinner, the winning golfers were presented with awards and gifts. All guests were able to mingle and meet some of our Scholars, and participate in a Silent Auction.