Rochester, NY

Rochester's Community Wishbook


Young Women's College Prep, Inc.

133 Hoover Drive
Rochester, NY 14615
Phone: 585-445-3245 x302
Contact: Lauri Bonnell (cell 585-305-5450)

The mission of the Young Women’s College Prep Foundation is to break the cycle of poverty for young urban girls by increasing their economic self-sufficiency through improved leadership skills, career awareness, college readiness, and college access. To accomplish this, YWCP Foundation creates, implements and supports innovative programs that educate the whole girl – academically, socially, and emotionally. The Foundation fosters connections between YWCP and the Rochester community, businesses, and colleges and universities, as well as maintains the affiliate relationship with its parent organization, the Young Women’s Leadership Network (YWLN) – a highly successful network of all-girls public schools that boasts a 98% graduation rate and a 100% college acceptance rate for graduating seniors. 

Wish List:
  • books for young adults
  • school supplies
  • items for our PRIDE Cart (lotions, lip gloss, nail polish, barrettes, hair ties, etc.)
  • SAT prep books
  • Graphing calculators
  • gift cards to local businesses to be used for raffles and other fundraising events

Volunteers Needed:
  • Host a fundraiser: coordinate with friends, family, or co-workers to help benefit YWCP. Car washes, bake sales, book drives, concerts, anything!
  • Individuals or companies to host a student or group of students at their office for a half-day of job shadowing. Provide students with day-to-day activity while providing them with an engaged, hand-on experience.
  • For advisory committees including Health and Wellness, Student Leadership Conference and Engagement. No previous experience or specific skills are necessary.

Information reviewed by agency 9/8/20. 

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