Young Women Empowered (Y-WE) empowers young women leaders through intergenerational mentorship, intercultural collaboration, and creative programs that equip girls with the confidence, resiliency, and future-planning skills they need to achieve their personal goals and improve their communities.
Y-WE provides mentorship and empowerment programs for teen women in the greater Seattle area. We serve a diverse group of girls, ages 12-18, and women mentors, ages 19-70+. The organization is open to young women from all walks of life. Currently, over 60% of the youth are immigrants to the USA. 85% of the youth and 50% of the adults are women of color.
Our youth and mentors also represent a myriad of family, sexual orientation, religious, political, and educational backgrounds. We offer our programs free of charge, and we invite families to contribute as they are able. Each year we directly serve over 200 youth, 150 adults; and we impact over 1500 community members.