It’s Orientation Day!

The frigid temperatures and impending snow couldn’t put a stop to Orientation Day at the Young Women’s Leadership Academy! We are excited to announce we welcomed back thirteen 2019 students, with the addition of five new students, into the 2020 class. Also joining the YWLA2020 team are Nalini Dyal and Arlene Kendall, who both have extensive backgrounds in education from collegiate and high school levels, respectively. We are extremely delighted with the addition of two great new resources for the … read more


A Day of Health and Wealth Awareness

Health and Wealth are two of the most important keys to life and our young women recently learned some essential lessons on these very important topics.  Through a series of workshops students engaged in discussions on wealth building and embracing healthier food choices and resources in their communities, which leads to better focus, higher education opportunities, and financial stability.   Ms. Melinda Ramhit, our very own YWLA volunteer, led a workshop on health equity;  the idea that every individual in … read more


An Expression of Self-Love through Dancing

This past weekend the young women in YWLA celebrated International Women’s Day by learning the art of belly dancing with a special interactive lesson from our very own Dr. Kyomi Gregory. Belly dancing is a powerful way for women to embrace their femininity, gain self-esteem, be energized, and heal their mind and spirit. It is said that the origins of belly dancing came from tribal rituals that would strengthen the muscles of a pregnant woman’s abdomen to prepare her to … read more


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