Challenges Facing Young Women Today 
- and what we're doing about it
Human resources professionals perceive Millennials as entitled and unprofessional. The public generally believes that Millennials have a poorer work ethic and laxer moral values than their older peers. Employers commonly complain that prospective hires lack "soft skills."

Living Vicky is a non-profit that helps young women face these challenges through online and in-person focused mentoring and practical life courses. Our curriculum is designed to build self-confidence and critical thinking skills -- using free travel to incentivize active participation. 

We're launching two programs this year:

The Traveler Pilot, a three month mentoring and curriculum program for 30 young women aged 18-20 in the Washington DC metro area, and Building Generational Bridges, a workshop for organizations who wish to leverage positive aspects of the Millennial Generation.  Read more on our website
Learn to speak "Vicky"

Travelers:
 Participants
Journey Guides: Mentors who facilitate curriculum and healthy conversations
Itineraries: Course curriculum
Excursions: In person "field trips" to exercise new skills
Frequent Flier Miles: Points earned by Travelers towards special Excursions
Ambassadors: Supporters who share our mission, recruiting volunteers and providing strategic leadership

Building Generational Bridges Survey
Take our survey!

This survey that will help us build focus and value into our Bridges workshops. 

It will take you about 5 minutes and you don't have to disclose any personal information.  

Thanks in advance for your help!


 

Partnerships
Expanding our Horizons
  
Our success wouldn't be possible without the help of our partners.  We're proud to work with:

Teradata: Will be sending out recruiting communications to their Washington Metro DC staff to help us find Journey Guide volunteers for our Pilot Program.  Special thanks to our volunteer, Michelle Pillon for the connection!

   

Strayer University, Courthouse Campus: We connected with Dr. Maggie Sizer at an Arlington Chamber of Commerce event, where Dr. Sizer offered to donate free classroom space to Living Vicky. We are currently working out of their classrooms on Monday and Tuesday, and will use the Strayer space to deliver our in-person curriculum for the Traveler Pilot Program.

 

Buckingham Youth Brigade (BYB): Alyssa Duda of BYB has agreed to partner with Living Vicky, sending us applicants for our Traveler Pilot Program once they graduate out of BYB's program. This is a great opportunity for Vicky to ensure a diverse applicant pool and to integrate with other nonprofits in the community.  

Ambassador Spotlight 

Dedication and Commitment are her middle name

 

Alyssa Duda has served as the Program Coordinator for the Buckingham Youth Brigade. For the past three years she has been coordinating its weekly mentoring and skill-building workshop circuit out of the Lubber Run Community Center.


The Buckingham Youth Brigade (BYB) was established in 1998 as a teen leadership group within the Buckingham Neighborhood in Arlington, VA, for local youth ages 14-18. The program focuses on developing leadership skills, building interpersonal confidence, instilling a sense of hope for the future, strengthening academic skills, and encouraging graduation from high school.

 

In addition to these goals, the Buckingham Youth Brigade also offers a sense of belonging for the youth that join - a home away from home for many teens, an emotional connection that has been an integral component in the Brigade's success of graduating hundreds of students from the program over the past 15 years. Some of their most recent accomplishments include winning the James B. Hunter Human Rights Award from Arlington County in 2011 and in 2012 completing a three part mural series in their new community center. 

Fiscal Sponsorship

Public Conversations Project (PCP) is Living Vicky's Fiscal Sponsor: 

What does that mean?

 

A fiscal sponsor is an organization with a 501c3 designation that partners with another organization, group, or entity (without the 501c3 designation) in order to receive funds on their behalf; and manage their filings with the IRS.

 

PCP will accept donations for Living Vicky, and disburse the funds to us, less an administrative fee.

   

Living Vicky is ready to raise program funds while awaiting IRS approval. Currently the IRS receives 20,000 applications a month -- they have a significant backlog as a result. 
 
We are looking forward to learning from PCP while under their sponsorship and partnering with them on curriculum opportunities as well.  
 
Upcoming Events
Journey Guide Recruitment begins August 1st

Traveler Pilot Applications accepted July 23rd - Aug 9th

 

Have Sage Advice for Millennials?
Living Vicky has launched a blog to inspire readers with practical advice and experience! We would love to feature guest pieces from our talented Ambassadors, Journey Guides and volunteers.

Click here to check out past contributions.  
Guest authors should email socialmedia@livingvicky.org
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