The Young Women’s Advisory Council (YWAC) consists of up to 20 young women, ages 16-24. Through leadership development and social justice programming delivered in partnership with 18 Degrees, formerly known as Berkshire Children and Families, these young leaders investigate barriers, explore solutions, and make recommendations for change in their community. The YWAC will form task forces to implement projects in partnership with community organizations in Western MA. Participants will be encouraged to share their knowledge with school and peer communities by launching clubs or hosting workshops.
2020-2021 Session dates are tentatively scheduled for:
November 17 | December 1 & 15 | January 5 & 19 | February 9 & 23
March 9 & 23 | April 6, 13 & 27 | May 4 & 25
Career Conversations: January 26
All sessions will be held from 5:30-8:00 p.m. virtually until COVID-related restrictions allow for in-person gatherings.
Selected Topics: Leadership Development; Identity and Socialization; Power, Privilege, and Oppression; Civic Engagement and Legislative Organizing; Organizing and Campaign Planning; Movement Building
Check out the 2018-19 Cohort’s recommendations in their Blueprint for Action.