Young Women's Empowerment Academy

The Commission on the Status of Women at the University of Arizona has presented the Young Women's Empowerment Academy annually since 2007. Designed for Tucson-area girls ages 13-18, YWEA aims to inspire young people to improve their self-images, sharpen their leadership skills, foster healthy relationships and prepare for college.

All workshops and activities are free of charge, and optional parent and caregiver sessions are also available.


The 8th annual YWEA, which took place from 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, 2014, centered around the messsage of UA President Ann Weaver Hart's "Never Settle" strategic plan.

Sessions included "Healthy Body Image and Self-Esteem," "Creepy or Cute?," "Lead Now," and "College: Dream to Reality." Keynote speaker Martha McSally was the U.S.'s first female pilot to fly in combat.


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