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Virtual 10th Annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet

On Thursday, May 28, 2020, YMWIC will host and stream-live the 10th Annual Scholarship and Awards event. All of our graduating seniors will receive a scholarship to attend the college of their choice. Ted Childs, highly acclaimed and respected, will deliver the inspirational keynote speech. Mr. Childs is a 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, will be returning as the event’s emcee.
Ten years of service is a great milestone for YMWIC. Therefore, we will celebrate 10 years of transformation—shaping the minds of tomorrow’s leaders. Our focus then and now is preparing talented young Scholars to graduate high school, college, and become successful leaders in their fields and in the communities they serve. This event has a primary focus of raising Scholarship dollars for our Scholars. Our goal for May 28 is $100,000.
We also plan to honor Industry Executives who have supported YMWIC and the community.
  • West Impact Award: LaFrance Corp specializes in corporate product branding and trim accents
  • Education Leadership Award for Secondary Education: Mr. Christopher T. Dormer, Superintendent Norristown Area School District
  • Education Leadership Award for Post Secondary Education: Dr. Zebulun Davenport, VP Student Affairs, West Chester University of Pennsylvania
  • Community Leadership Award: Mr. James Logan, Coatesville Assistant City Manager
For your convenience, select one of the following to support our event:
  • To become an individual donor and tune into our live stream event, participate in our online silent auction or place an ad in our Program and Souvenir Booklet, select this link.
  • Advertise only in our Program and Souvenir Booklet by selecting this link.
  • Premium Sponsorships are available by contacting banquet@ymwicfoundation.org
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First Ever – YMWIC Elementary School VIRTUAL STEAM and Language Arts Camp

YMWIC has partnered with Edmentum and strategically created a full virtual online learning camp. Students will have access to multiple programs, aligned to Pennsylvania state standards that will expose students to Math, ELA, NGSS/PA Science content. Students will learn by inquiry-based projects and online content that is research based and engaging. Students will have access to an online digital library which provides over 2000, online books organized by genre and Lexile level. an educational tool that uses a measure to match readers with books, Students will have unlimited access during the camp timeframe to the following online solutions:
  1. Study Island
  2. Reading Eggs
  3. Calvert Learning
  4. Exact Path
Teachers will guide students and provide small group instruction to ensure student engagement.
Registration is now open for each site. Space is limited to only 60 Junior Campers per site.
To register for the 2020 Summer Elementary School STEAM and Language Arts Camp, select the link for your school district below.
West Chester Area School District Registration Link
Coatesville Area School District Registration Link
Upper Darby Area School District Registration Link
Norristown Area School District Registration Link
William Penn Area School District Registration Link

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.
College Expo Photo

Annual College and Career Day

On October 12, 2019
On October 12, 2019, YMWIC hosted our Annual Career and College Expo at B. Reed Henderson High School. This year’s focus was to provide the community with valuable career, college and academic readiness information.
Therefore, we invited 14 professionals in Finance, FAFSA, Public Speaking, Personal Branding, The Application Process and many others. The professionals provided our families and the community with worthwhile literature and opportunities to receive relevant information. Meanwhile, we invited a small group of local colleges to inform the community about the programs offered.
Our keynote speaker for the event was author and educator, Mr. Vic Brown. Barbara Gee, YMWIC Advisory Board Member, was the facilitator for the activity before an audience of over 150. Mr. Brown is the author of the book “Welcome to College, Your Career Starts Now!” Over 30 Scholars present received an autographed book by Mr. Vic Brown.
Look for the details our next College and Career Day planned for Saturday, Oct 10, 2020.
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