Happy New Year Mogul family! Now that 2016 is officially behind us (thank God!) and 2017 is in full swing, we’re back and ready to deliver to you more stories and educational tips about sexual health, mental health, women’s rights, and much more. We’re kicking off 2017 by spotlighting an organization that’s making big moves in the world of education and women’s rights; so, with that being said, let’s get to it!
Young Women’s Project (YWP) is an organization based in Washington, DC, that has set out to empower the community’s youth and develop the next generation to be informed leaders through programs and resources that educate them on topics from sexual/mental health and reproductive rights to employment and civic engagement rights. YWP, which was founded in1992, has greatly impacted the DC community, having developed thousands of youth leaders and developing policies in partnership with various DC agencies. YWP has played a major role in implementing programs in the DC area, most recently helping in the passage of new DC State Learning Standards for Health Education in 2016.
YWP has been a blessing to the underserved, often overlooked, youth (especially minorities) of the DC area. Through its programs and influence on policies affecting youth, YWP has helped to raise a generation of strong, independent, and informed young women and men, empowering them with the tools and support they need to be successful in life. Organizations like Young Women’s Project are so necessary, and we at Can We Talk? commend YWP for the work they have done and continue to do. Keep up the good work!
Check out YWP’s blog here.