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The LEAD program is designed to empower pre-teen and teen girls by focusing on three areas:  

Leadership – Building leadership skills that support self-respect, self-control and positive decision-making skills.

Empowerment – Challenging girls to explore their world and current issues through engaged and creative learning.

Development – Guiding and developing character and confidence that will encourage and promote effective communication skills, positive goal setting, and a strong foundation for a successful adulthood.

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Teen Advisory COuncil

The YWCA LEAD (Leadership, Empowerment, and Development) Teen Advisory Council is a program designed to challenge, lead and educate middle and high school girls towards leadership and future development. The Teen Advisory Council will consist of teen girls, grades 6th through 12th, and will provide the opportunity to learn about nonprofit operations, develop leadership skills and empower teen girls to learn more about themselves and make good decisions. Other areas of focus will also include good communication, positive goals setting, cultural competency and college transition.

As a member of the LEAD Teen Advisory Council, a teen girl will have an active role in advising and improving the LEAD leadership program for pre-teen and teen girls. They will have the opportunity to be a part of discussions, activities, videos, skits and more to help develop their peers into positive leaders, while addressing topics that include self-respect, healthy relationships, goal setting, cyber safety, college preparation, financial literacy and more.


Members are encouraged to attend meetings, education and social activities hosted by the LEAD Program. The requirements to be an advisory council member include:

  • Attend 75% of the LEAD Teen Advisory Council general meetings                            (meetings occur once a month)

  • Participate in the LEAD community leadership program for girls

  • Participate in service projects (up to 15 hours)

  • Maintain a 2.5 or higher GPA

  • Demonstrate a servant leader attitude at school and in your community


Participation is required with the overall goal to move you towards leadership and excellence while you impact your peer lives around you.

Fill out the application and send it to Desiree Williams, contact information seen below:


I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities. Let's connect. - Desiree Williams


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