ML - Michigan Avenue

2015 - Issue 2 - Late Spring

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Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan talks with YWLCS class of 2014 graduate Shadia Wilcox at the 2014 Girl Power Luncheon. "the focus [of YWLcs] is on raising Young Women Who are going to be instrumentaL in our future." —anna eleanor roosevelt Women's Leadership Charter School] for staying with those principles that every girl can succeed. In the work that I do now, Goodwill is focused on helping people with serious challenges find and keep employment, and what we have experienced is that same thing: that not everybody is able to find success at the same rate and in the same way, so you need to take the time to help the individual stick with it until they find that level of stability and success. Watching that happen at YWLCS has really helped me under- stand how that needs to happen in the work that I do. The young women currently enrolled at Young Women's Leadership Charter School are in such a formative time in their life. What do you want them to know? I want them to notice the people who are caring about them, and I want them to think about the fact that, as they grow and become adults, it will be their turn to care and nurture the girls who are coming up behind them. It's not only that they themselves will continue to grow, change, learn, and develop, but that they will soon be in a place to give back. What are your hopes for the next 15 years of the Young Women's Leadership Charter School? I hope that [Young Women's Leadership Charter School] will continue to create that record of seeing young women find themselves, their power, their talent, their purpose, and sticking with them as they move into their higher-education experience and then their engagement in the professional world and their communities. That will be such an enormous contribution as a model to all of Chicago—and any city. Tickets are $150 for Young Women's Leadership Charter School of Chicago's Girl Power Luncheon, April 29 at 11 am at the Hilton Downtown Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave. For tickets, call 312-949- 9400, ext. 415, or visit MA PEOPLE Spirit of Generosity

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