Upcoming Events

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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.

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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.

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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 golf@ymwicfoundation.org.

Past Events 

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.
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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

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.
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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

9th Annual Science and Career Expo

On March 21, 2020
On March 21, 2020, YMWIC hosted its 9th Annual Science Expo. The event, sponsored by CHOP, was not our typical YMWIC Scholar Showcase.
The program began in September 2019 where the Scholars selected a project, used the scientific method to execute and present their projects in March 2020. Scholars were required to meet specific deadlines for their Research Plan, Lab Report, Project Board and PowerPoint Presentation. About 60 volunteers from many partner corporations dialed in to judge the Scholar’s oral presentations and boards via WebEx.
Congratulations to the following winners: The Future Stars group winner was Delight Adeyemi, Neptune Scholar winner was Janis A. Bady, High School winning team was Cecilia Castaneda-Jimenez and Natalia Jimenez and the senior group winner was Matthew Wilford.
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Virtual 10th Annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet

On Thursday, May 28, 2020, YMWIC hosted and live-streamed the 10th Annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet event. All of our graduating seniors received a scholarship to attend the college of their choice. Ted Childs delivered the inspirational keynote speech. Mr. Childs is a highly acclaimed and respected thought leader, strategist and a catalyst for change who is recognized globally for his Workforce Diversity accomplishments, as well as his influential alliances. Mrs. Barbara Gee-Pratt, Executive Coach and YMWIC Supporter, returned as the event’s emcee.
View the video here.
Please mark your calendars for our Annual Scholarship and Awards Event planned for May 27, 2021 at the Valley Forge Sheraton Hotel in King of Prussia, PA.
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YMWIC Virtual Summer Upward Bound Program 2020

YMWIC partnered with Edmentum and our Corporate and University Partners to create an enriching experience for our high school Scholars.  The program included Forensic Science, Software Coding, Developing a Good Resume, Mock Interviewing, The Arts and Technology, Formal Presentations, SAT/PSAT Preparation and English and Language Arts preparation for the upcoming program year, and much more.
Teachers guided students and provided small group instruction to ensure student engagement.
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First Ever – YMWIC 1st – 8th Grade VIRTUAL STEAM and Language Arts Summer Camp

YMWIC partnered with Edmentum and strategically created a full virtual online learning camp. Students had access to multiple programs, aligned to Pennsylvania state standards that exposed them to Math, ELA, NGSS/PA Science content. Students learned by inquiry-based projects and online content that was research based and engaging. Students had access to an online digital library which provided over 2000 online books organized by genre and Lexile level, and included an educational tool that uses a measure to match readers with books.