WHAT´S NEW!

August 5 - Beach Trip!

Mid-September - Parent Breakfast!

September 22-23 - Camping Trip for 8th graders!

We hope everyone is having a spectacular summer!

wyse circleWelcome to Women and Youth Supporting Each Other (WYSE) at the University of Chicago!

 

 

 



We are part of the National WYSE Organization that is a curriculum-based group mentorship program that provides young women with the resources, information and support necessary to make informed decisions about relationships, sexuality, their futures and to create community change.
WYSE couples sex education with activities that build skills in all areas of self awareness, decision-making, and finally, community activism. Therefore the program seeks to:

· Promote a sense of self confidence and self identity, including cultural awareness in young women so as to allow them to take control of their own lives.
· Provide a community for young women of peer support and friendship and the continual guidance of college women.
· Educate young women on current issues affecting them, including race and gender discrimination, sex and health education, and violence against women.
· Encourage young women to make positive choices and take positive action in their communities on these issues.

We aim to accomplish this by partnering University of Chicago women with Madero Middle School girls in curriculum-based group mentoring sessions on Fridays, special trips and events throughout the year, and one-on-one mentoring outside of these WYSE events.  Please check out the Get Involved page for more detailed information about the sessions and activities that WYSE holds and for more information on how to get involved with WYSE as a mentor, mentee, professional, or donor.  Also, please take a look at our Photos, and check the News and Calendar to find out about past and upcoming events.  If you are a mentee or are thinking about becoming one, please enter the Mentee page.  Feel free to contact us with any questions or comments!

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