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Empowering the Future

Learning with extraordinary education partners


“This conference has encouraged high school girls to reach higher levels of personal growth and development for more than a decade. We are pleased to welcome these remarkable young women to our campus and help encourage them to achieve their dreams and become the next generation of leaders.”

– Dr. Cynthia Reed, Dean

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Colleges and universities drive our free conferences

One of our core values is to support and lift high school girls from diverse backgrounds and experiences – regardless of where they live, their household income, or their GPAs – while encouraging them to reach beyond their goals and build their futures through educational opportunities.

Through the generosity of our partner colleges and universities who host our conferences year after year so that we can offer YWL events and resources free to all girls nationwide. Providing the opportunity for high school age girls to explore, network, and learn on their campuses, our university and college partners exemplify how the investment in oneself can build our career trajectories.

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Educational partner

Ashland Community and Technical College: Never Underestimate You

Ashland Community and Technical College is much more than buildings and programs: ACTC is a community where students find confidence, collaboration, compassion and success.

Ashland Community and Technical College strengthens communities by providing certificate, diploma, and associate degree programs that prepare students for employment or transfer to baccalaureate programs as well as enhances job skills through workforce training.

Ashland Community and Technical College, a member of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, is a public associate degree granting institution serving Northeast Kentucky.

Educational partner

Lincoln Trail College: Building Your Future

Lincoln Trail College is a two-year, coeducational, comprehensive, public community college offering a full spectrum of transfer, occupational, continuing education, and community service programs. The College, an institution of Illinois Eastern Community Colleges District 529, is located in Robinson, Illinois, the scenic main campus brings together contemporary buildings and picturesque settings like Miller Lake.

As one of roughly 1,100 students, students receive one-on-one attention from instructors and support staff. Lincoln Trail has been recognized five times as one of the top community colleges in the nation for its completion rates and has been recognized as the number one among public two-year colleges for student success. LTC students finish what they start and LTC provides the resources. LTC’s small campus allows big opportunities to get involved and build your resume. This is your chance to experience things you never thought possible. Imagine yourself on stage performing with our award-winning Statesmen Singers or aspire to join our nationally-recognized Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Lincoln Trail College provides you with a quality education at an affordable cost. In addition to offering affordable tuition costs to our in-district students, we offer special tuition discounts to students from 18 counties in southwestern Indiana.

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Educational partner

Northern Kentucky University: Educating students at every age

Northern Kentucky University is a student-ready, regionally engaged institution committed to increasing access to higher education, degree completion and career and community engagement. An entrepreneurial state university with over 15,000 students, NKU is a thriving suburban campus nestled between the hills of Highland Heights, Kentucky and bustling downtown Cincinnati.

Expanding outreach and partnership opportunities with P-12 schools to instill students’ passions and meet the region’s needs is at the core of NKU’s strategic framework, Success by Design. This includes the Camp Innovation Pathways to College Program, the School-Based Scholars dual-credit program, Norse Explore campus visits, and the Center for Simulation Education, which allows students to experience real-life health care situations through simulations.

Educational partner

University of Kentucky Department of STEM Education: Inquire. Innovate. Inspire

The University of Kentucky’s Department of STEM Education engages in innovative research, scholarship, teaching, and service with a commitment to equity and social justice in STEM education. In collaboration with students, schools, and the community, we aim to broaden participation in STEM by cultivating authentic engagement in high quality P20 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education in the Commonwealth, nation, and world.

Offering an undergraduate degree with a double major in STEM Education and Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Earth Science, or Computer Science as well as a stand-alone major in STEM Education, the University of Kentucky is leading the future in developing STEM educators. The department also offers a Master of Science degree in STEM Education and a STEM education track within the PhD Education Sciences Program.

World Changer at UK STEM Education
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Educational partner

University of Louisville: Be the Impact

The University of Louisville is a state-supported research university located in Kentucky’s largest metropolitan area. The University has three campuses. The 287-acre Belknap Campus is three miles from downtown Louisville and houses eight of the university’s 12 colleges and schools.

The University of Louisville pursues excellence and inclusiveness in its work to educate and serve its community through:

  • teaching diverse undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in order to develop engaged citizens, leaders, and scholars,
  • practicing and applying research, scholarship and creative activity, and
  • providing engaged service and outreach that improve the quality of life for local and global communities.

The University is committed to achieving preeminence as a premier anti-racist metropolitan research university. The University of Louisville will be recognized as a great place to learn, a great place to work and a great place in which to invest because we celebrate diversity, foster equity and strive for inclusion.

Educational partner

Vincennes University Jasper: Blaze your trail

Located in Jasper, Indiana, Vincennes University Jasper offers two year degrees with affordable tuition rates and flexible schedules. VU Jasper is a state university with an open door admissions policy. We are here with you every step of the way. Welcome to the Vincennes University Jasper family!

Vincennes University develops people and enhances communities through accessible, high-quality educational programs, strategic partnerships, and active engagement. VUJC is a small university which allows your instructors to give you individualized support. You will be known by your name and connected with resources to meet your goals. Here you will be respected, listened to, and cared about.

Vincennes University Jasper Campus