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YMWIC Open Enrollment Period Begins

Orientation for Parents and Scholars for 2020-2021 Program Year
September 10, 2020
  • 5:15 to 6:30 PM for English
  • 6:45 to 8:00 PM for Spanish
Select this link to submit your online application
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Annual College and Career Day

On November 7, 2020
The YMWIC Annual College and Career Day will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2020. This will be a virtual event. Please mark your calendar for this exciting event.
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9th Annual Golf Outing on August 31, 2021

Join YMWIC on August 31, 2021 at the fabulous Penn Oaks Golf Club in West Chester, PA. This scholarship fundraiser is a great way to network, eat great food, play an awesome course and support a great cause.
Penn Oaks Golf Club offers terrific views and challenging play for golfers at every skill level. Well-groomed fairways and greens keep Penn Oaks Golf Club difficult yet friendly, and the staff can offer tips and tricks for playing your best round.
If you do not want to play golf but still support the event, we invite you to join us during the happy hour and buffet dinner banquet. While dining and networking, you can listen to our YMWIC Jazz Ensemble, enjoy our silent Auction while supporting a great cause.
Our registration Link and Sponsorship Forms will be available by September 15, 2020.

Past Events 

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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.
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