YWCA of Central Virginia
Junior Board of Directors
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
Q: What is the YWCA of Central Virginia?
A: The YWCA of Central Virginia is located in Lynchburg and has been in existence since 1912. Our
mission is the empowerment of women and the elimination of racism. We are proud of the programs
we operate – Domestic Violence Prevention Center (DVPC) including the Children’s Supervised
Visitation Center, Women’s Residence and Transitional Housing, Ygyrl Leaders and Racial Justice.
The DVPC provides support for domestic violence victims and works toward the reduction and
elimination of family violence. The Women’s Residence and Transitional Housing Programs provide
affordable, safe housing and work towards the reduction and elimination of homelessness. The
Ygyrl Leaders Program provides mentoring for teenage girls and empowers them for the future. Our
Racial Justice Program works toward racial equity in our community through awareness events.
Q: What is the YWCA Junior Board of Directors?
A: The YWCA Junior Board of Directors is a group of young women, ages 16-25, who work with the
Board of Directors to govern the YWCA. The Junior Board of Directors’ primary focus is
community outreach. Members are responsible for presenting YWCA program information to the
community via special events and community partnerships. Raising awareness about our beneficial
program is important because all programs affect our community.
Serving on the YWCA Junior Board of Directors is in a volunteer capacity.
Q: How can I benefit from serving on the YWCA Junior Board of Directors?
A: Serving on the Junior Board of Directors will build leadership skills, familiarize you with the
Lynchburg community and local agencies, and enhance your communication and public speaking
skills. Members of the Junior Board of Directors have a sense of responsibility and ownership of the
YWCA. Most of all, all young women who volunteer as a Junior Board Member will be empowered
to succeed in all endeavors.
Q: What is the time commitment for Board service?
A: Members of the Junior Board of Directors will be required to attend bi-monthly meetings and special
events hosted by the YWCA. The average monthly time commitment is 3-5 hours.
Q: What is the mission of the YWCA Junior Board of Directors?
A: To educate, engage and empower young women in the Lynchburg community to be leaders and reach
their full potential.