Register for the YMWIC 2021-2022 Program Year

Registration is now open for the YMWIC 2021-2022 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, Upper Darby, West Chester, and William Penn. You can click here to register.

Upcoming Events

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Open Enrollment for YMWIC 2021-2022 Program Year

Registration has begun for our 2021-2022 Program year for rising 3rd – 12th grade students. New and returning Scholars can click these links to fill out a 2021-2022 Program Year Online Scholar Application and Scholar Personal Statement Form.

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YMWIC Annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet

May 26, 2022

The YMWIC 12th Annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet will take on place on Thursday, May 26, 2022. We are so excited that we will be able to celebrate in person for the Banquet, as the last two have been held virtually. We will showcase our Scholars for their achievements, and reward our graduating Scholars with the college scholarships they earned. At the Banquet, we will also honor industry executives who are champions in supporting YMWIC and our communities. Businesses and supporters can purchase Souvenir Booklet ads that will reach 2,000 potential participants.

Click here to register to attend this exciting event.

We encourage you to consider becoming a donor or sponsor for our Annual Awards Banquet, advertise your organization in our Souvenir Program Booklet or participate in our online Silent Auction. A list of individual pledge levels is available. Please click here to participate.

Premium Sponsorships are available by contacting banquet@ymwicfoundation.org.

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SUMMER 2022

June 20, 2022 through July 29, 2022

YMWIC Summer Upward Bound Program

YMWIC will once again host our Coatesville Upward Bound Summer Program, an exciting and activityfilled STEM and Golf experience. This six-week Program, from June 20, 2022 through July 29, 2022, is free of charge to rising 9th through 11th grade students in the Coatesville Area School District, and includes daily lunch, weekly college visits, an entrepreneurship project, STEM-related activities, academic preparedness, mentoring, leadership, networking, golf, sports, and much, much more.

The Program takes place on weekdays. Scholars participate in six campus tours of Philadelphia-area colleges, and visit Fortune 100 corporations to learn about preparation for, and success in, professional careers; as well as gain insight of opportunities that could become available to them. We will celebrate with a dinner and banquet at the end of the program.

This can be a valuable and life-changing opportunity! We will host an online Zoom Summer Programs Orientation Session on Sunday, June 12, 2022, at 6:00PM. To register for this amazing and exciting summer program and receive the Zoom link, click here

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YMWIC STEAM and Language Arts Summer Camps

The YMWIC 2022 Elementary School STEAM & Language Arts Camp is an exciting, educational, and fun- filled six-week experience for rising 1st-8th 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! There will be weekly field trips. Previous field trips have included The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia Zoo, Camden’s Adventure Aquarium, and The Academy of Natural Sciences — all included with registration!

The camp is scheduled for the weeks June 20, 2022, through July 29, 2022. Camp days and times vary per location; use the links below for more information about a specific camp location. After-program arrangements can be made separately. Campers will be meeting in person this summer at camp locations within our partnering school districts in Pennsylvania which include: Chester Upland, Coatesville, Norristown, Phoenixville, Upper Darby, West Chester, and William Penn. Campers at the Chester Upland and William Penn locations will be selected by school district personnel.

We are now accepting applications for the 2022 Summer STEAM & Language Arts Programs. Note: Payment Plan options are available where applicable for families meeting specific financial criteria. For more specific information about Scholars’ grade levels as of September 2022, the dates, times, and cost of each camp and to register for these amazing and exciting summer programs, use these links:

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YMWIC 9th Annual Scholarship and Golf Classic

August 29, 2022

Join us on Monday, August 29, 2022, 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. To register now for this exciting event, click here.

Past Events 

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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

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.

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GivingTuesday

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.

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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.