Are you ready to advocate for your city? Do you want to be a part of change? If you answered yes to either of those questions, then there may be a place for you on the Young Women's Advisory Council (YWAC).

The YWAC will engage members in an 18-month pilot leadership program to create a city-wide action plan to address a need facing young women's and girls in Memphis.

Girls Inc. of Memphis is developing the YWAC in collaboration with The Women's Foundation of Greater Memphis (WFGM), which is one of eight women's foundations across the country that make up the National Collaborative of Young Women's Initiatives (YWI). The collaborative works to address the core issues that have kept too many of our nation's low-income young women from reaching their full potential.

YWI-Memphis is an initiative of WFGM that was established to align with the foundation's Vision 2020 Strategic Plan. The primary goal of Vision 2020 is to reduce poverty in zip code 38126 by 5 percent over 5 years. With its focus on young women, the YWAC will be a key component of YWI-Memphis.

YWAC is for girls 14 to 18 and will be designed as a girl-led initiative from start to finish.

Apply today - the application deadline is Friday, April 13!

Sound interesting? Download your application today, fill it out, scan and return to Britnee McKinney at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you have additional questions, email Britnee or call her at 901-523-0217, ext. 201.


My grandmother, Mertie Buckman, suggested I get involved with Girls Inc. of Memphis. From day one I knew it was making a difference in our city by providing girls the skills and self-confidence the need to be successful. - Kathy Buckman Gibson

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