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.

Upcoming Events


YMWIC 2023 STEAM & Language Arts Camp

June 20 through July 28, 2023

The YMWIC 2023 Elementary School STEAM & Language Arts Camps is an exciting, educational, and fun-filled six-week experience for rising 1st through 8th grade junior Scholars as of September, 2023, who will have great experiences exploring new concepts in math, chemistry, biology, computer science, robotics, language arts, reading, art, and much more!! There will be weekly field trips. Previous educational trips have included The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia Zoo, Camden’s Adventure Aquarium, and The Academy of Natural Sciences — all included with registration!

Camp will take place from June 20 through July 28, 2023, locations will be within the YMWIC partner School Districts of Chester Upland, Coatesville, Norristown, Phoenixville, Upper Darby, and West Chester. We are accepting applications now!

To register:
Click here to register in English.
Haga clic aquí para registrarse en español.


2023 YMWIC Upward Bound Summer Programs in Upper Darby and Coatesville

Young Men and Women In Charge Foundation, Inc. is hosting our 2023 YMWIC Upward Bound Summer Program for 8th through 11th grade students who meet Upward Bound requirements and attend schools that are part of the Upper Darby and Coatesville School Districts. This six-week experience will enrich, and expose and prepare Scholars for college; while providing insight into future employment opportunities. They will experience projects in the arts, entrepreneurship, mentoring, leadership, golf and much more.

The program takes place from June 20 through July 27, 2023, on Monday through Thursday, 8:30AM – 3:30PM. Scholars will participate in college campus tours of six Philadelphia-area colleges and visit Fortune 100 corporations. The Program ends with our very popular and well-attended complimentary buffet dinner recognizing the end of the Upward Bound Summer Program with Scholars and parents at the Penn Oaks Golf Club. Click here to register.

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YMWIC 13th Annual Scholarship & Awards Banquet

May 25, 2023

This year, YMWIC will host our 13th Annual Scholarship & Awards Banquet. This exciting event will be held at the Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel in King of Prussia, PA on Thursday, May 25, 2023. During the Banquet, we showcase our Scholars for their achievements and reward our graduating senior Scholars with the college scholarships they earned to attend the colleges of their choice. There will be a delicious dinner and a poignant message from our Keynote Speaker.

At the Banquet, we will also honor Industry Executives who are champions for supporting YMWIC and our communities. Join us as we celebrate our Scholars and Community Leaders while enjoying an evening of fellowship and fun! To purchase tickets for the Event, make a donation, or purchase an ad in our Souvenir Program Booklet, click here.


For Businesses:

The YMWIC 13th Annual Scholarship & Awards Banquet is our most important fundraiser If you would like to participate by becoming a Donor or Sponsor, advertising your organization in our Souvenir Program Booklet or participating in our Silent Auction, click here. A list of individual pledge levels is available. We look forward to your participation.

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YMWIC 10th Annual Scholarship & STEM Golf Classic

August 21, 2023

Join YMWIC on August 21, 2023, at the fabulous Penn Oaks Golf Club, in a Scramble Golf Tournament and Fundraiser to support our Scholarship Program. You will meet our Scholars, network, and have fun as you help us raise scholarship funds.

Golfers will receive gifts, and enjoy an open buffet lunch and an open buffet dinner. There will be prizes for our guests and winners. For non-golfers, please join us for the evening banquet and networking dinner event, which will include a delicious buffet dinner and much more.

Past Events 


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.

Upper Bound Program

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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

YMWIC 17th Annual College and Career Expo

YMWIC 17th Annual College and Career Expo

Saturday, November 12, 2022

YMWIC hosted our 17th Annual College and Career Expo on Saturday, November 12, 2022, from 9:00AM to 2:15PM. This year’s event was a virtual experience at which College and Corporate representatives provided Scholars and families, and the community 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!
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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

YMWIC participated in GivingTuesday on November 29, 2022. GivingTuesday is a global generosity day that encourages people to do good. 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.


YMWIC 12th Annual Science Expo

March 4, 2023

On March 4, 2023, YMWIC hosted our 12th Annual Science Expo. Beginning in September of 2022, YMWIC Scholars selected a science project topic, using the scientific method to execute their projects. They were required to meet specific deadlines for submitting their project Research Plan, Lab Report, Project Board, and PowerPoint presentation. The culmination was the presentation and defending of their projects at the Science Expo to judges, parents and guests.

Volunteers from many YMWIC partner corporations served as mentors to the Scholars throughout the project process and judged the Scholars’ presentation boards and oral presentations. Winning Scholars will be honored at our Annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet on May 25, 2023.