Magnify your voice. Lead a movement. Impact culture.
That is what we encourage young women across the country to do through Concerned Women for America’s Young Women for America (YWA) program.
The past few months here at YWA have been very busy with traveling, training, and introducing young ladies to our organization. I was able to travel to Dallas, Texas, and Ft. Collins, Colorado, to meet with current and prospective leaders, as well as give some much-deserved thanks to some very generous people. We approved three new college chapter presidents in the last month — Micah Mays in Texas, Lillian Vasquez in Kansas, and Jerica Washington in Massachusetts. These ladies are excited and ready to lead a movement on their campuses, and we are thrilled to be their training ground. I would ask you to keep them, along with all of our other leaders, in your prayers, asking God to protect them as they stand for truth.
Just before Christmas, I traveled to Turning Point USA’s Student Action Summit in West Palm Beach, Florida, to sponsor a YWA exhibit booth. Some of our current YWA leaders were able to attend this conference, and spending time with them was an added blessing to the trip. After countless conversations and introductions of CWA and YWA to other students, we had young ladies from 21 different schools sign up to start Young Women for America chapters. They are currently in the application process. Please join us in praying that God would raise up these young leaders and that they would not be discouraged or back down.
In early November, the Institute on Religion and Democracy (IRD) hosted a panel of young female evangelicals rising in their field of public policy. We at CWA are proud to say that three of the five panelists are “our people.” Patrina Mosley, Alison Howard Centofante, and Chelsen Vicari are just three of the many young women who have walked through the doors of Concerned Women for America and have been forever changed as a result.
Whether it be starting Young Women for America chapters, joining a chapter on campus, coming to CWA training, interning in our headquarters, joining our staff, or listening to the testimony of CWA Founder and Chairman of the Board Mrs. LaHaye, we are being changed. The resources and educational materials that CWA has are equipping young women across the country. From the Godly leadership of Mrs. LaHaye and CWA CEO and President Penny Nance to the steadfast examples of our seasoned state directors and leaders, we are learning, growing, and being led by the best of the best. Whether or not you have personally met each young lady, we are standing on your shoulders. The time and resources that you have sacrificed are indeed training strong, Godly, conservative young women. Thank you for playing a part, no matter how small, and seeing the value of investing in the next generation.