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.
Thursday, May 20, 2021
YWCA Mahoning Valley
25. W. Rayen Ave.
Youngstown, OH 44503
Congratulations to our 2021 honorees!
Austintown Fitch High School — India Gatts
Boardman High School — Emma Tokarsky
Brookfield High School — Hannah McNamara
Campbell Memorial High School — Polixeni Svinos
Canfield High School — Lily Grdic
Cardinal Mooney High School — Mackenzie Avery
Chaney High School— Kanaija Clark
Choffin CTC — Shalynn McElroy-Banks
East High School — Natalia McRae
Girard High School — Emily Fitzgerald
Howland High School — Stephanie Plesich
Hubbard High School — Sidney Marenkovic
Jackson-Milton High School — Logan Grunder
Lakeview High School — Caitlin Kachurik
Liberty High School — Raneem Al-Sharif
Lowellville High School — Marissa Rivera
Mathews High School — Ashley Deans
McDonald High School — Sage Mason
Mineral Ridge High School — Halley Fritz
Niles McKinley High School — Julia Lastic
Poland Seminary High School — Sophia Sainato
Sebring McKinley High School — Chelsea Sutton
South Range High School — Jillian Strecansky
Springfield High School — Ava DiMaiolo
Struthers High School — Emily Basista
Ursuline High School — Keila Cortes
Valley Christian School — Kera Jones
Victory Christian School — Hannah Solida
Warren G. Harding High School — Destinée Toth
West Branch High School — Alaya Kiser
Western Reserve High School — Alaina Fitch
Youngstown Early College — Aalissia Thomas