Established in 1994, YWCA Young Women With Bright Futures Awards Program provides an opportunity for community recognition of outstanding young women who are high school seniors. Honorees are selected by their high school administrators based on leadership qualities, creative talents, the pursuit of academic excellence, and volunteer service.
YWCA Mahoning Valley has received a grant from the Thomases Family Endowment of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation to provide scholarship awards to two senior students for $3,000 and $2,000 per year for up to four years of college towards their bachelor’s degree. Total award amount per student is $12,000 and $8,000 over four years of college. Scholarships are limited to honorees pursuing colleges with Main Campuses in Northeastern Ohio and Northwestern Pennsylvania.
Also included are three leadership development sessions and a community service project. The leadership development component has been expanded to include women who are juniors in high school.
Young Women with Bright Futures
- January 30, 2021 — 9 AM to 11 AM: Bright Futures Orientation
- February 13, 2021 — 9 AM to 11:30 AM: Leadership Session #1
- February 27, 2021 — 9 AM to 11:30 AM: Leadership Session #2
- March 6, 2021 — 9 AM to 11:30 AM: Leadership Session #3
- March 10, 2021 — 5 PM – 7 PM: Make Up Session (in the event that a leadership session must be cancelled)
*All sessions are held at YWCA’s Youngstown location at 25 W. Rayen Avenue.
Saturday, March 27, 2021
YWCA Mahoning Valley
25. W. Rayen Ave.
Youngstown, OH 44503
Congratulations to our 2020 honorees!
Austintown Fitch High School — T’nyah Brown
Boardman High School— Anna Robinson
Brookfield High School— Anastasia Webb
Campbell Memorial High School— Taylor King
Canfield High School— Ashley Thompson
Chaney High School— Jai’Sonae Moreland
Choffin CTC — Santájah Douglass
East High School— LeQuanna Jones
Girard High School— Kasey Sheridan
Howland High School—Olivia Myers
Hubbard High School — Cassady Herberger
Jackson-Milton High School — Bailey Estes
Lakeview High School—Elizabeth Roche
Liberty High School — Madison Weinreber
Lowellville High School — Alessandra Montanez
Mathews High School — Anna DelGarbino
McDonald High School — Kaitlyn Helt
Mineral Ridge High School — Lauren DeProfio
Niles McKinley High School — Dana Spagnoletta
Poland Seminary High School — Brooke Bobbey
Sebring McKinley High School — Hannah Warner
South Range High School — Jessie Thomas
Springfield High School— Gianna Santangelo
Struthers High School — Emily Vo
Ursuline High School — Rose McClurkin
Valley Christian School — Nylah Mahdee
Warren G. Harding High School — Paityn Stienstra
West Branch High School — Landon Stitle
Western Reserve High School — Nicolina Dicioccio
Youngstown Early College — Aliyse Stokes