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YWLP Little Sister Application 2021-2022


Congratulations!  Someone told us you are an emerging leader!

You have been nominated to join the


Young Women Leaders Program!

What does it mean to be in YWLP?

  • Learn to be a leader!
  • Beginning in September 2021, attend weekly after-school meetings that focus on leadership skills and issues facing girls today! 
  • Commit to YWLP for the year!
    • Agree to attend each group meeting.
Weekly meetings will be held on middle school campus at each of our partner middle schools. Days and times of each school's meetings are below:
  • Buford Middle School: Wednesdays from 3:15pm-5:30pm
  • Burley Middle School: Wednesdays from 4:00pm-6:15pm
  • Lakeside (Formerly Sutherland) Middle School: Wednesdays from 4:00pm-6:15pm
  • Jouett Middle School: Thursdays from 4:00pm-6:15pm
**In order to participate in YWLP, students must be enrolled in and in good standing with one of our partner schools: Buford, Burley, Lakeside, and Jouett. This includes having all the required paperwork on file with schools, including immunizations. Please reach out to your daughter’s middle school if you have any questions about missing documentation.**

Question about the application or application process? Send us an email at and one of our team members will send you the information you need.

PARENTS/GUARDIANS: Please complete the first part of this application. The last section of it titled "Little Sister Questions" can be completed by your daughter.

Pandemic operations note: Thanks to virtual tools, YWLP has continued and will continue mentoring local middle school students while following public health guidelines and the operating parameters of local schools and the University. We are currently planning to offer in-person mentoring in the Fall 2021, but are prepared to follow any changing guidelines as needed. We are proud to uphold our commitment to mentoring and and grateful for the partnerships that sustain our mentoring program.

If your child is eligible for the COVID vaccine, please check with your healthcare provider or learn more from the Virginia Department of Health ( Vaccination for youth is not required at this time to participate in the program.

All Big Sisters (Mentors) in the Young Women Leaders Program participate in an application, interview, and reference check process. In addition, each mentor undergoes a background check and extensive training and support during their time as a mentor in YWLP. Visit our website for more information ( and reach out to Sarah Jenkins (, 434-982-2648) with any questions.
YWLP collaborates with the University of Virginia's Office of Youth Protection to provide a safe and secure environment for minors participating in University-sponsored programs. Families are welcome to reach out to the Office of Youth Protection at or learn more about the office by visiting it’s website at

Contact and Background Information
Información de contacto y antecedentes

PARENTS: Please complete this part of the application on your daughter's behalf. If you have more than one child you would like to have participate in YWLP please complete one application for each child!

PADRES: Complete esta parte de la solicitud en nombre de su hija. Si tiene más de un hijo que le gustaría que participara en YWLP, ¡complete una solicitud para cada niño!
This question requires a valid date format of MM/DD/YYYY.
This question requires a valid email address.
This question requires a valid email address.
Parent/Guardian Names
Nombre de Padre/Tutor *This question is required.
Space Cell Name (Nombre)Relationship to Little Sister (RELACIÓN)Phone Number (Telefono)Email Address (CORREO ELECTRÓNICO)
Parent/Guardian 1
Parent/Guardian 2
Parent/Guardian 3
Parent/Guardian 4
Authorized Adult List: In addition to parents/guardians listed above, are there any other adults that you would like to authorize to pick up the child? Any authorized adults will be required to show photo ID at pick up until we get to know you by sight!
Space Cell First & Last NameRelationship to Little SisterPhone Number
Authorized Adult #1
Authorized Adult #2
Authorized Adult #3
Primary Emergency Contact (Contacto de emergencia primario)
My daughter is a (Mi hija es): *This question is required.
Returning Little Sisters will be matched with a new Big Sister unless her previous Big has indicated she plans to return to the program in 2021-2022. If your daughter is unsure of her previous Big's plan to continue please reach out to us or to the Big Sister directly.

Las Little Sisters que regresan se combinarán con una nueva Big Sister a menos que su Big anterior haya indicado que planea regresar al programa en 2020-2021. Si su hija no está segura del plan anterior de Big para continuar, comuníquese con nosotros o con la Big Sister directamente.