December 21, 2017

Dr. M. C. Santana welcomed Seminole County Public Schools Superintendent, Deputy Superintendent and Chair of the School Board among other guests to the 10th Anniversary Gala for the Young Women’s Leaders Program (YWLP). The event took place on October 26, 2017 at the Live Oak Center at UCF. More than 70 former Big Sisters and Little Sisters, together with the counselors of  Tuskawilla Middle School, Lawton Chiles Middle School, South Seminole Middle School and Jackson Heights Middle School and guests enjoyed an evening of good company and recognition to those supporting the program since 2007.
YWLP is an after-school, curriculum-based mentoring program that assigns one 7th grade girl to one UCF undergraduate or graduate woman student. UCF mentors meet for sessions with their 7th grade mentees ten times per academic year at participating middles schools. These meetings last 90 minutes and use equal parts group discussion, group activity, pair discussion and pair activity.

The YWLP is founded upon the ideals of collaborative leadership, wherein all college-level participants are invited to offer constructive criticism and suggestions to accommodate evolving curriculum, policies and protocols, and learning techniques. For more information please email us at [email protected]. Photography by Adam Powers.