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We are proud to offer a program in partnership with Timnath Middle/High School called Young Women in Leadership. This program, in its fourth year, is open to any student from the ten PSD high schools. While we meet at Futures Lab (located at Timnath Middle High School), students do not need to attend Futures Lab to participate. The first meeting is this Thursday, October 6 from 7-8:30 AM. Sign up for our first meeting here.  

Watch our short video to learn more about our organization: bit.ly/aboutywl

Sign up at youngwomeninleadership.com

While our meeting times are early in the morning, students can earn Work Based Learning Credit. Would you be willing to join us early for just 2-3 mornings a month in order to help make an impact? Join us for our first meeting to try it out and see if it's a good fit for you.  

Upcoming meetings (breakfast will be provided): 

Thursday, October 6 7-8:30 AM - YWL Launch

Thursday, October 13 7-8:30 - YWL 

Thursday, October 20 - YWL Women in Tech (For those who want to be part of a community around technology)

Thursday, October 27 - No Meeting

Sign up for our first meeting here


Q: Who can join YWL (Young Women in Leadership)?

A: Anyone in 9-12 who attends one of the Poudre School District high schools.

Q: Why should I join YWL?

A: YWL is for those who have an interest in developing your leadership skills, making new friends from other schools, becoming more empowered, growing your confidence, meeting mentors, participating in service projects, and more. We also examine the challenges facing women and how to overcome them. Students will have the opportunity to work with mentors and earn Work Based Learning Credit. We are an inclusive organization; anyone in 9th-12th grade in PSD who finds value in our work is welcome to join.

Q: How is it different from other school activity options?

A: YWL is a unique opportunity for students to see that leadership shows up in a wide range of places and styles. Students have the rare opportunity to collaborate with other students from across the district and do something that can leave a lasting impact on others. The fact is that women, although roughly half of the US population, still lag in top level positions in healthcare, business, government, law, finance, technology, and more. 

Q: When and where do you meet?

A: We meet before school on Thursday mornings October through April from 7:00-8:30 AM. We will have a soft start from 7:00-7:15 for students to arrive and get to know one another. Our official launch time will be 7:15. Students who need time to drive back to their home high schools will be able to leave early and work together to create carpools. Please check our website for updates for meeting dates. Our meeting location will be Timnath Middle High School located 4700 E. Prospect Road, Timnath.

Q: How much does it cost?

A: Cost is $20 for the year. Payment can be made to bit.ly/ywldonate.

*If finances are a barrier, please let Heather know and we will come up with a solution.

Q: Who can I contact with questions?

A: You can send an email to Heather Emerson at hemerson@psdschools.org

Steps to officially register

  1. Decide on a Pathway. You can review each Pathway and the specific courses contained by clicking on a Pathway icon or the Pathway menu.  

  2. Click here to submit your course request for one of our 2023 - 2024 pathways.  We will work with your home high school counselor to fit Futures Lab into your fall schedule.

  3. In late January and into February, your school counselor will be giving you information on how to "course select" for the 2023-2024 school year.  As you are selecting courses from your home high school, also make sure to request the courses associated with your selected pathway.  You can find pathway course ids here.

What happens next

  1. In late spring, our counselor, Bethany Condon, will review your request and reach out to you and your home high school counselor to get you registered for the fall.  We will reach out to you to confirm your spot in your selected pathway. 

  2. Keep an eye on your email this spring for a transportation survey to complete if you require bussing to and from your home high school.  

If you have any questions about registration, contact Bethany Condon, Futures Lab counselor.  

Sharing your learning is an integral part of the work we do at Futures Lab and even unexpected remote learning can't slow our learners down. We're proud to showcase our first ever Virtual Exhibition and hope you'll head over and take a look!

PSD does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, age or disability in access or admission to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. A lack of English speaking skills will not be a barrier to admission or participation.