Thank you to our 2020 Bright Futures Sponsors:
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 25, 2020 — 9 AM to 11 AM.: Bright Futures Orientation
- February 15, 2020 — 9 AM to 11:30 AM: Leadership Session #1
- February 29, 2020 — 9 AM to 11:30 AM: Leadership Session #2
12 PM to 2 PM: Community Service Project Drop Off
- March 4, 2020 — 5 PM to 7 PM: Makeup date for any leadership session cancellation due to inclement weather
- March 7, 2020 — 9 AM to 11:30 AM : Leadership Session #3
- March 21, 2020 — 10 AM to 12 PM: Bright Futures Awards Banquet
*All sessions are held at YWCA’s Youngstown office at 25 W. Rayen Avenue. Banquet is held at Holiday Inn, Boardman.
Bright Futures awardees, families, friends, and school leaders are invited to attend the 26th Annual Young Women with Bright Futures Awards Banquet.
Saturday, March 21, 2020
10 o’clock a.m.
Holiday Inn — Boardman
7410 South Avenue
Congratulations to our 2019 honorees!
Austintown Fitch High School — Taylor Baer
Boardman High School— Emily Maroni
Brookfield High School— Kathryn Rogers-Vadala
Campbell Memorial High School— Sydney Hurd
Canfield High School— Gabriella Sammarone
Cardinal Mooney High School— Breanne Welsh
Choffin CTC — Mone’ Clarkson-Reed
East High School— Alajah Duck
Girard High School— Kathryn Sharples
Hubbard High School — Paige Haynie
Jackson-Milton High School — MacKenzie Grope
Liberty High School — Jurnee Terry-Gadison
Lowellville High School — Brianna Simmons
Mathews High School — Carlie Pratt
McDonald High School — Julianna Srock
Mineral Ridge High School — Abbey Strohmeyer
Niles McKinley High School — Hailey Zelinsky
Poland Seminary High School — Galena Lopuchovsky
Sebring McKinley High School — Gabrielle Hill
South Range High School — Lily Pierson
Springfield High School— Taylor Barber
Struthers High School — Colleen Davis
Ursuline High School — Adriana Parella
Valley Christian School — Reghan Buie
Victory Christian School — Casey Carsone
Warren G. Harding High School — Isabella Frazzini
West Branch High School — Mikayla Wallace
Western Reserve High School — Sara Sudano