Girl Leadership

Our Youth Leadership Board (YLB) brings the teen girl voice into our organization. The YLB is an 9-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

2019 - 2020 YLB Important Dates: Coming Soon!

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 the 2018 - 2019 Youth Leadership Board

  • 392 hours of mentorship at twice monthly meetings.

  • Participating in the first YLB overnight retreat.

  • Setting and pursuing individual leadership goals.

  • Participating in guest speakers focusing on sharing your story with confidence, Cliffton Strengths Finder, and self-compassion.

  • Attending the IWCF Fall Symposium dinner with two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, Nicholas Kristoff.

  • Tabling at the Idaho Women's March.

  • Interviewed and featured in the first issue of Outdoor Idaho Magazine.

  • Sharing their voice on the importance of WHI for online fundraising campaigns on Giving Tuesday and Idaho Gives.

  • Planning and implementing two outreach events aimed at increasing WHI awareness among girls ages 12-18.

  • Two YLB Representatives serving on the WHI Board of Directors.

  • Planning and implementing WHI's first fundraising event, the Celebrate Women Hike.

  • Ending the year with a celebration dinner recognizing individual growth, group accomplishments, and relationships formed.

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.