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Young Women of Excellence Mentorship 

We look forward to hosting another group of fabulous young women in 2019! If you are interested in attending the program or acting as a mentee or a mentor, please contact Anne Baxter.

The YMCA is once again offering an exciting mentorship opportunity. Through the Young Women of Excellence Mentorship, 80 young women in grades 11 & 12 and up to 20 mentors will be chosen to attend the Women of Excellence Gala at no cost.

For well over 25 years, the YMCA of Southwestern Ontario has been honouring exceptional women in London and the surrounding area. The 2019 YMCA Women of Excellence Gala will take place on May 15 at the London Convention Centre and more than 1,000 guests are expected to gather for a night of celebration. Proceeds from the Gala will go to YMCA Strong Kids Campaign, a program that provides financial assistance for children and families to attend YMCA camps and programs.

If you know a young women interested in being selected, please have her send the following information:

  • Full Name            
  • Address and contact telephone number
  • Name of school and current grade
  • Dietary restrictions
  • Three areas you are most interested in, ie: sport, arts, business, ect...
  • What do you hope to gain from the Gala event?

Email submissions to:

Anne Baxter 
Director, Marketing and Communications 
YMCA of Southwestern Ontario 
Email: anne.baxter@swo.ymca.ca

Registration opens March 1, 2019. A Committee will select 80 successful young women and notify them and their school.

The young women selected must provide their own transportation to the London Convention Centre. The event begins at 5:00 p.m. and business attire is required. There will be a “Meet and Greet” for the young women prior to the Gala, and host mentors from Western University and Fanshawe College at each table during their evening.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor and are currently in the London area and attending post-secondary education, contact Anne Baxter with the following information:

  • Full Name            
  • Address and contact telephone number
  • Name of post-secondary school
  • Dietary restrictions
  • Area of interest

Our goal is that the young women will be inspired by the stories and successes of the exceptional women being recognized and will pay it forward!

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