Started in 1999 by the Feminist Women's Health Center, the Young Women's Leadership Project is a great way for young women from all walks of life and communities to prepare for activism, advocacy, or organizational leadership.
You will have an opportunity to develop hands-on skills, including: how to advocate for social justice and women's rights, powerful event planning and how to recruit new activists. We want to empower you with volunteer projects, learning experiences, workshops, and the mutual exchange of ideas- so you can find your own way to protect and advance women's health.
These activities serve not only to empower participants but also to diversify Atlanta's reproductive justice movement. As the project expands its programming, we deepen our outreach strategies to educate and empower all young women. Since inception, we expanded our efforts to reach more young African-American women, and in 2005, we launched the Lifting Latina Voices Initiative in response to the needs of the growing hispanic community in Atlanta. Over 2,200 young women have graduated from the project.