Young Women in Leadership
Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis

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Organization Overview
Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis is a local nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold by providing high-impact programming that addresses barriers girls face today, while empowering them to be confident in themselves, prepared for their futures, and therefore ready to take their place in the world.
Gender Statement: Girls Inc. is committed to providing the comprehensive Girls Inc. Experience to girls - including those who identify as girls regardless of their assigned sex at birth, and those who are exploring their gender identity or expression during their time at Girls Inc. 
Program Overview
Young Women in Leadership (YWIL) is a multi-year, year-long leadership development and post-secondary education and career readiness program for Indianapolis high school girls in grades 9-12. This program prepares young women for their futures and empowers them to be strong, smart, and bold through interactive, immersive experiences focused on the following areas:

Identity & Leadership

Mental Health & Wellness

Post-Secondary Education Readiness

Career Readiness

Civic Engagement

YWIL Application Process & Due Dates

Applications Open – Monday, April 18th

Round 1 Application Deadline – Tuesday, May 31st 

Round 2 Applications Deadline – Friday, July 15th

Participant & Parent/Guardian Interviews – Monday, June 13th – Friday, July 29th 

  • First Round Interviews– Monday, June 13th – Thursday, June 30th 
  • Second Round Interviews– Monday, July 18th – Friday, July 29th 

Final Program Acceptance Notifications – Friday, August 5th 

Scholarship Applications & Program Confirmations Due – Friday, August 19th 

Program Fee Payment Due – Friday, September 2nd 


Prior to submitting your application, you will be asked to submit the following document:
  • (1) Letter of Recommendation from a teacher, counselor or coach
All items can be uploaded to this application, or you can:
  • Email all information to leaders@girlsincindy.org
  • Mail all information to 3935 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208

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