2019-20 Young Women Leader Calendar

Your commitment to the Young Women Leaders program will include your attendance at all of the educational workshops. Please bring a pen to all workshops. Completion of your career project, as well as all educational workshops, qualifies seniors to apply for a scholarship. Not all eligible students will receive scholarships.  The current workshops are listed below, but please check back frequently for updates.

October 3, 2019

Deadline for online application
October 6, 2019
(Sunday) 1:30-5pm
YWL Program Orientation (MANDATORY)
UCR - Palm Desert Center, 75080 Frank Sinatra Drive, Palm Desert
  • Overview of program and expectations
  • FAFSA and scholarship application process
  • Your personal statement
  • College program considerations
November 3, 2019
(Sunday) 1:30-5pm
Present Yourself (MANDATORY)
UCR - Palm Desert Center, 75080 Frank Sinatra Drive, Palm Desert
  • The importance of social media
  • Dress to impress
  • Interviewing skills
  • Career panel
December 7, 2019
(Saturday) 12:30-3:00pm
Art and Etiquette (MANDATORY)
Cuistot Restaurant - 72595 El Paseo, Palm Desert (760) 340-1000 (Pick up from Art Museum next-door)

Join us for a fun and informative luncheon followed by a docent-led tour of the Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert 

  • The importance of etiquette and networking
  • Career panel
January 11, 2020
(Saturday) 8:30am-1:00pm
Community Service (MANDATORY)
FIND Food Bank - 83775 Citrus Ave, Indio (760) 775-3663 
  • Must have signed participation waiver
  • Dress comfortably. Closed-toed shoes required, light jacket or sweater recommended; lunch is provided
February 22, 2020
(Saturday) 8:30am-2:45pm
Medical Career Day (MANDATORY)
UCR Palm Desert Center, 75080 Frank Sinatra Drive, Palm Desert
  • Panel discussion from medical professionals
  • Local resources
  • How to understand your financial aid package
March 21, 2020
(Saturday) 1:00-5pm
Public Service Workshop (MANDATORY)
Thermal Sheriff Station, 86625 Airport Blvd, Thermal
  • Law enforcement and forensics
  • Campus safety and self-defence
  • Career panel: law enforcement, government
April 23, 2020
(Thursday) 5:30pm-7:30pm
Ask the Docs (Optional)
Desert Regional Medical Center Stergios Building, 1150 North Indian Canyon, Palm Springs
  • Panel discussion from medical professionals
  • Connect with and interview experts in many fields
May 3, 2020
(Sunday) 1:30-4:30pm
UCR Palm Desert Center, 75080 Frank Sinatra Drive, Palm Desert
  • Student presentations
  • Scholarship application confirmation
  • Set yourself up for success in college