Girl Leadership

Our Youth Leadership Board (YLB) brings the teen girl voice into our organization. The YLB is an 8-month leadership, mentorship and ambassador experience for girls in10th-12th grade. The goal of the YLB is to turn Passion → Action and be a leader by doing. YLB members are dedicated towards the mission of WHI and use their voice to support a growing non-profit and create change for girls in our community.

I think I grew as a leader by learning about my personal strengths and being able to identify them. Before YLB I knew I liked being in leadership positions and that I was passionate about leadership in general, but I didn’t know what it meant to be a leader and how to encourage other to be leaders as well.
— Chloe, Youth Leadership Board Member

2018 - 2019 YLB Important Dates: Two Monthly Meetings on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays

  • August 15th - Applications open

  • September 5th - Applications close at midnight

  • September 12th - All applicants will be notified

  • September 26th - Kick-off Gathering

  • October 13th-14th - Retreat, & First monthly meeting - 24th

  • November - 14th & 28th

  • December - 12th, & WHI Christmas Gathering - 14th

  • January - 9th & 23rd

  • February - 13th & 27th

  • March - 13th & 27th

  • April - 10th & 24th, End of Year Celebration - 26th

I was inspired by my Youth Leader. She taught me to grow, settle, and expand into who I was much more than I was expecting.
— Kelli, Youth Leadership Board Mentor

Accomplishments of our (*First*) 2017-2018 Youth Leadership Board

  • Participated in 28 hours of leadership development.

  • Participated in an all-day retreat to foster connections and set YLB yearly goals.

  • Connected with mentors to pursue individual and group leadership goals.

  • Learned from influential women leaders in our local community on sharing your story, exploring your strengths, utilizing design thinking skills, and breaking down gender stereotypes in the outdoors.

  • Planned and implemented WHI Field Day event for 35 teen girls and parents. This was our first outreach event and focused on increasing awareness of WHI for middle school girls.