Started in 1999 by the Feminist Women's Health Center, the Emerging Leaders Project is a great way for people from all walks of life and communities to prepare for activism, advocacy, or organizational leadership.

young women's leadership project

You will have an opportunity to develop hands-on skills, including: how to advocate for social justice, equal rights, and reproductive justice, 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 emerging leaders. Since inception, we  expanded our efforts to reach more young African-Americans, 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 individuals have graduated from the project.  

Enrollment into the emerging leaders program is currently on hold until further notice. For more information, questions and concerns email [email protected]

Downloadable PDFs (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)
Download this file (Young_Womens_Leadership.pdf)FWHC_YWLPBrochure with more information about the program.