for helping our students get one step closer to college!

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Because of You...

Nine deserving YWCP students received scholarships to attend various camps this past summer! From hiking, to digital photography, to science and math, these girls found out that learning can be fun! And along the way, they gained skills that will help them achieve their dream of college.

Please enjoy the stories below from the students who benefitted from your generosity. Thank you again for being a part of this critical effort to close the academic gap for low-income students in Rochester!

Don't Miss Your Special Invitation at the End!

Now What?

We are so grateful for all of the support that made these camp experiences possible, but our work is not done. Youth who live in poor households and neighborhoods are more likely to lose ground in math and reading over the summer than their middle-income peers. However, research indicates that more than half of the achievement gap can be explained by unequal access to summer learning opportunities.

This year YWCP has added a new class of students, bringing the total to 252 students in grades 7-9. That means we have an even greater need for summer scholarships, which can help bring our students out of a life of poverty and onto the path to college!

"100 Women to the 10th Power" is an effort to raise money to support summer learning for the students of YWCP. The campaign harnesses the collective giving power of women by inviting 100 women to serve as YWCP ambassadors and make contributions of $100 or more. Each ambassador invites 9 additional people to join her giving circle, also making a gift of $100 or more. The result will be 1,000 women making a cumulative gift of $100,000 to support our young girls…a strong testament to the power of women to transform the lives of our students and our community!

How Can You Help?

You can join us in this important mission in these ways:

  • Donate to the 100w10 Campaign today. Your gift of $100 can truly make a difference in the life of a YWCP student. Click here to make a secure online donation.
  • Spread the word. Forward this email to your friends and family and ask them to join your giving circle. If each person forwards this email to nine others, we can meet our $100,000 goal!
  • Sign up for a tour. If you'd like to learn more about the students of YWCP and how your gift can make an impact on their future, we'd love to have you visit our school. Click here to inquire about scheduled tour dates.
  • Join the committee. We are looking for volunteers who are interested in helping us recruit 100w10 Ambassadors. For more information, click here.

Thank you to our incredible 100w10 Campaign Co-Chairs Angela Clark-Taylor and Cathy Thomas for all that you have done and continue to do for the students of YWCP!

100w10 Lunch Reception

Friday, Nov. 7th, 12:30pm

YWCP, 311 Flower City Park, Rochester, NY 14615

If you are already a member of a 100w10 giving circle or would like to learn more about it, we invite you to join us for a special lunch reception on November 7th at YWCP. Meet some of the students who have benefitted from the generosity of people like you, and hear about exciting new changes this year. Food and drinks will be provided. Please RSVP below.

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Our Ambassadors:

  • Michelle Allen
  • Melissa Barrett
  • Tonya Brooks
  • Arlene Brown
  • Ashley Bush
  • Shannon Cleverley-Thompson
  • Maryann Dannert-Rivera
  • Melissa Geska
  • Sharitta Gross
  • Mariela Guzman
  • Keischa Higdon
  • Martha Hope
  • Martha Krohn
  • Nancy McFarland
  • Christine Moxey
  • Lois Williams-Norman
  • Tyesha Witcher

Our Team Members:

  • Gloria Battle
  • Skye Bird
  • Teresa Blake
  • Tenia Bradley
  • Chari Briggs-Krenis
  • Chaunda Brooks
  • Rosiland Brooks
  • Joyce Burwell-Miller
  • Inell Coleman
  • James & Terri Cooper
  • Mary Corcoran
  • Dr. Twyla Cummings
  • Dorothy Davis
  • Leola Davis
  • Jackie Dozier
  • Linda Francis
  • Elizabeth Gillmeister
  • Melvie Hall-Bellinger
  • Marion Henderson
  • Jo Ann James Scott
  • Denise Jones
  • Adina Juncan
  • E’Tiana Larkin
  • Shamika Ledesmas
  • Brenda Lee
  • Eraina Linder
  • Monica McCullough
  • Cynthia McGill
  • Tracey Miller
  • NAACP/Rochester Chapter 2172
  • Caroline Nestro
  • Kathryn Nixon
  • Melissa Nunes-Harwitt
  • Patricia Obstarczyk
  • Marilyn Rosen
  • Teresa Sheffield
  • Rachel Tachco
  • Sharon Taylor
  • Marilyn Thomas
  • Gloria Trott
  • Vestina Turner
  • Alicia Ward
  • Elaine Williams

About Us

YWCP Charter School is Rochester's first and only all-girls public school. It opened its doors in August 2012 to its first class of students, and will grow over the next four years to serve more than 500 students in grades 7-12. YWCP is an affiliate of the Young Women's Leadership Network, which supports five highly successful single-gender schools in NYC and 11 affiliates across the country.

The mission of the YWCP Foundation is to break the cycle of poverty for young urban girls by increasing their economic self-sufficiency through improved leadership skills, career awareness, college readiness, and college access. To accomplish this, YWCP Inc. creates, implements, and supports innovative programs that educate the whole girl - academically, socially, and emotionally.