Through a partnership with Skyland Elementary School, The Women and Gender Resource Center offers two gender-based leadership programs, each with unique pillars customized to the needs of 4th and 5th graders in our community.

Each program meets for two hours of training each week for 10 weeks during the Fall semester. In the Spring, student mentors or “bigs” are paired with a 4th or 5th grade “little” at Skyland Elementary. The group meets together at the elementary school one afternoon a week for 10 weeks in the Spring to work through a leadership curriculum that includes both group and one-on-one activities.

Applications are due in early September. Applicants will be contacted about training dates and times. Attendance at training is mandatory. Mentoring program applications are available online.

The Young Women Leaders Program

Based on the pillars of identity, leadership, and connection, The Young Women Leaders Program seeks to help girls better understand themselves in relation to their communities.

YWLP "As a Girl I Can" Banner
YWLP “As a Girl I Can” Banner

The Young Men’s Leadership Program

The Young Men’s Leadership Program is founded on three pillars: identity, leadership, and strength.

YMLP Mentors
YMLP Mentors