11th Annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet
~ May 27, 2021~
The YMWIC 11th Annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet is scheduled for Thursday, May 27, 2021 from 5:30PM to 7:30PM. This year’s live-streamed event is sponsored by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Our keynote speaker will be 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 showcase our Scholars for their achievements, and reward our senior Scholars with the college scholarships they earned, to attend the colleges of their choice. We honor industry executives who are champions in supporting YMWIC and our communities. In addition, there will be a Silent Auction. Businesses and supporters can purchase ads that will reach 2,000 potential participants
To participate in this exciting event, you can become a personal donor, purchase an ad, or you can become a sponsor. Additional individual pledge levels are available. Select this link to participate.
2021 YMWIC Summer Program
~ June 21 through July 30, 2021 ~
The YMWIC Elementary School STEAM & Language Arts Camps
The YMWIC Elementary School STEAM & Language Arts Camps (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) are scheduled for June 21 through July 30, 2021, Monday through Friday, from 7:45 AM to 4:15 PM . These six-week camps will provide exciting, educational, confidence-building, and fun-filled activities for rising 1st – 6th-grade junior Scholars, who will have great experiences exploring new concepts in math, chemistry, biology, computer science, robotics, language arts, reading, art, and much more!
Camp locations are within our partnering Pennsylvania school districts which include Chester Upland, Coatesville, Norristown, Phoenixville, and William Penn. To submit an application and receive the link to a Summer Camp Orientation Session on Tuesday, June 1, from 6:00PM to 6:30PM, click on the Chapter name below.
- Coatesville – Space is limited!
- Phoenixville – (Phoenixville School District personnel is selecting campers)
- William Penn – (William Penn School District personnel is selecting campers)
2021 YMWIC Summer Middle School Science Retreat
The 2021 YMWIC Summer Middle School Science Retreat will take place in the West Chester Area School District for rising 6th – 8th grade students from June 21 through July 30, 2021. This exciting program will consist of a six-week program in the West Chester Area School District, Monday through Friday from 7:45AM to 4:15PM. Space is limited. To register and receive the link to a Summer Camp Orientation Session on Tuesday, June 1 from 6:30PM to 7:00PM, click here.
2021 YMWIC Coatesville Upward Bound Summer Program
We will again host the 2021 YMWIC Coatesville Upward Bound Summer Program, an exciting and activity-filled STEM and Golf experience. This is a six week experience for Coatesville District students that will enrich, expose, and further prepare Scholars for college and academic success. They will learn about colleges and careers while experiencing projects in the arts, entrepreneurship, mentoring, leadership, networking, golf and much more.
The program takes place on weekdays from Monday, June 21, through Friday, July 30, 2021, from 8:30AM through 3:30PM. Scholars participate in campus tours of six Philadelphia-area colleges, visit Fortune 100 corporations to learn about preparation for and success in professional careers and gain insight of opportunities that could become available. We will celebrate with a dinner and banquet at the end of the program!
If you are a rising 9th through 11th grade student and your parents have never graduated from a four-year college or university, this program is free of charge and includes daily lunch and transportation. This can be a valuable, life-changing opportunity! To register for the Coatesville Upward Bound Summer Program, click here.
YMWIC 9th Annual Scholarship and Golf Classic
~ August 30, 2021 ~
Join us on Monday, August 30, 2021, at the fabulous Penn Oaks Golf Club in a Scramble Golf Tournament and Fundraiser to support our Scholarship Program for the Young Men and Women In Charge (YMWIC) Foundation, Inc. You will meet our Scholars, network, and have fun as you help us to raise scholarship funds.
Golfers will receive gifts, an open buffet lunch, and an open buffet dinner. There will be a Silent Auction and prizes for our guests and winners. For non-golfers, please join us for the evening Banquet and networking dinner event, which will include a buffet dinner, live jazz, and much more.
If you would like to participate in this fantastic networking event as a golfer, attend the evening Banquet, or be a first-level Sponsor use this link.
To become a second-level Sponsor, email your inquiry to email@example.com.
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.
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
December 12, 2020
For the first time, YMWIC hosted two virtual College and Career Expo events. The first was scheduled on November 7, 2020. Because of its overwhelming popularity, a second Expo was scheduled December 12, 2020. With over 100 Scholars and parents in attendance, YMWIC’s University and Corporate Partners provided a wide variety of valuable information through workshops and one-on-one conversations. The morning workshop topics included:
· Women in STEM and the University Experience
· Current Dangers of Tobacco and Vaping
· Financial Aid 101
· SAT and College Admissions
· College and the Undocumented Student
View our digital YMWIC 2020 College Expos Program Brochure by clicking here.
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.
YMWIC Open Enrollment Period Begins
Open House #2 for 2020-2021 Program Year
August 27, 2020: Register for our 2nd Open House. Following your registration, you will receive a zoom link to our open house at:
- 6:00 to 7:00 PM for English
- 7:00 to 8:00 PM for Spanish
Open House #3 for 2020-2021 Program Year
September 3, 2020: Register for our 3rd Open House. Following your registration, you will receive a zoom link to our open house at:
- 6:00 to 7:00 PM for English
- 7:00 to 8:00 PM for Spanish