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NYUL Young Women's and Young Men's Empowerment Days

The New York Urban League not only believes in the power of education, but also the power
to inform educational choices throughout a student’s academic career.

Young Women’s Empowerment Day

Young Men’s Empowerment Day

Fall 2017


The New York Urban League has developed empowerment days for young women and young men currently in high school, where 300 students visit one of our empowerment sites to explore careers throughout New York City. Empowerment leaders from business, government, public, and sports/entertainment will introduce groups of 10 young women or men to careers, speak to them about their personal journey to success, and provide a glimpse into a world many of these students have never seen before. Employees are able to educate students about a variety of careers they may not have known existed, describing various pathways they have taken to get into the positions they hold. The day concludes with a panel discussion and/or mini-roundtable discussions with professionals, bringing a message of empowerment.


Interested in Participating?

For a Nomination form, please click here


Students & Chaperones:  please email


Companies interested in Hosting students: please email


Sponsors: please email



2016 Recap!

The Host Sites

ABC, Con Edison, Daily News,  Google,  Interpublic Group, L’Oreal, Microsoft, Mount Sinai, Time Warner Cable

The Students

A collection of students representing all five boroughs came from the following organizations:

Academy for Hospitality and Tourism, Academy of Finance and Enterprise, Antioch Baptist Church – Boys to Men, Antioch Baptist Church – Circle of Sisters, Berean Baptist Church, Brooklyn H.S. for Law & Technology, Brotherhood/Sister Sol, Curtis High School, HEAF (Harlem Educational Activities Fund), Health Opportunities High School, Murray Bergtraum High School, New York Urban League, New Visions Charter School for the Humanities I&II, The School for Human Rights, Turn 2 Foundation/Jeter’s Leaders, Urban Assembly for Careers in Sports and Urban League of Hudson County, Validus Preparatory.

Check out last years Young Women’s Empowerment Day and Young Men’s Empowerment Day.

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