Youth-Led Organization: The Yes She Can Campaign
Start writing a post

The Yes She Can Campaign is an organization founded in December of 2016 by my inspiration and my amazing friend, Zaniya Lewis. This Campaign is a youth-led initiative, based in Burlington County, New Jersey, which works to empower, inspire, and share the stories of young women who face adversity while attending and completing high school and college.

As a young activist and advocate of community service, Zaniya oozes the desire to provide opportunities for all, especially those who are in most need of assistance. She wanted to create something that would provide a platform for young women to share their stories, their experiences, and their lives to empower themselves as well as others.

The main tool used by The Yes She Can Campaign is social media. The Campaign uses Instagram for their segment known as “The Sparkle Spotlight” which showcases the many stories of individual young women, their journeys, and their experiences so far within their own lives. More than 40 stories have been submitted nationwide since the birth of this organization in December 2016.

The Campaign’s team comprises of the following: An executive team and members of the ambassador program. Both groups are essential to the campaign’s mission to empower young women around the world. The Executive Team consists of nine young women who work to continue to share. The members of the Ambassador program, who are referred to as "Sparkle Ambassadors", seek to help young women to search for and selected colleges and universities, scholarships, build resumes, explore career paths, and enhance leadership skills. As of December 2017, ambassadors have mentored over 100 young women.

The Campaign has also launched a virtual college tour program. This program is initiated by ambassadors, who give their own virtual tours of their college/university campuses on the Campaign's Instagram and Facebook platforms for those who may lack the ability to attend a physical college/university tour.

On December 1, 2017, the Campaign celebrated its first Anniversary. As a small but strong force, it has reached over 100 young women through social media and programming. As the Campaign continues to grow, the Executive Team hopes to expand opportunities by providing new online programs to their hundreds of social media followers.

To keep up with this amazing organization check them out on their social media platforms listed below:




Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Photo by Jonathan Borba on Unsplash

I love listening to Christmas music just as much as the next person, but when I turn on my local holiday radio station each year, it just feels repetitive. No hate to musicians like Burl Ives or Nat King Cole, but Christmas music needs an update. Personally, I'm tired of the same "Let It Snow" and "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas". So plug in your Christmas tree, make some hot cocoa, and listen to these amazing (and updated) holiday songs.

Keep Reading... Show less

With the holidays right around the corner, there are many things to look forward to. Time with family, friends, great food, overall seasonal joy... And now the fragrances from Jennifer Lopez.

Keep Reading... Show less

10 Christmas Songs For Your Festive Playlist

I have no shame in starting to feel festive super early.


All of these songs are definitely popular. However, I have the strong opinion that having the songs on your Christmas playlist be popular is extremely important. Having everyone sing to the songs is most of the fun; it adds to the festivity of whatever you're doing.

Personally, I love to bake cookies and hum along as I cannot sing and no one should ever hear me. Whatever you do for the holidays, enjoy your festive time and the season!

Keep Reading... Show less

10​​ Songs That Made It Onto My November Playlist

Another month of finding new music during unusual times


A new month means new music! Like each month, I've collected my top 10 new songs or discoveries into a playlist. This November didn't have too many new releases, however, I did find a few and a couple of new discoveries.

Keep Reading... Show less

7 Christmas Ideas For Couples That You Can Still Do In The Middle Of A Global Pandemic

The holidays are such a fun time to celebrate with loved ones; here are a few activities to consider being a part of during this Christmas season.

Photo by Hannah Busing on Unsplash

Whether it is a night in at home baking sweet Christmas themed goodies for Santa, or a night out exploring lit up neighborhoods, the holiday season should always be taken advantage of for cute activities!

Keep Reading... Show less

Every Track On Ariana Grande's 'Positions' Album Ranked

Ariana Grande has achieved major success with her new album and we're ranking every track.


Ariana Grande surprised fans in October, tweeting that her new album was being released. What followed was yet another number one peak on the Billboard 200 albums chart. The album's title track and lead single, "Positions," also hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

With "Positions," Grande took a much more light-hearted approach than the confessional nature of its predecessor, "Thank U, Next." It was a welcome and refreshing change of pace. Now that the album has been out for a solid month, it's the perfect time to see how the songs rank.

Keep Reading... Show less

In the four Christmas' that I have spent with my boyfriend, I have realized one thing: boys are hard to shop for. Each year I have to rack my brain for gift ideas because when I ask my boyfriend what he wants for Christmas, he always says something along the lines of "nothing," which as a girl is hard to fathom since I literally give him a list each year before Black Friday.

After hours each year scouring the internet for the perfect Christmas gifts to get my boyfriend, I have come up with a pretty long and inclusive list. To help those girlfriends going through the same thing, I decided to put together some of the best gifts I have come across.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

10 Ways You Can Safely Enjoy The Holidays During The Pandemic

Even with a pandemic, there are still ways to celebrate.


It's almost December, which means that it's almost time for the biggest holiday season to arrive! However, it doesn't mean that COVID-19 has decided to disappear. According to the CDC, 147,840 new cases of COVID have been recorded in the last seven days.

States such as Kentucky have closed all of their restaurants, schools, and businesses until December. Some governors have started to advise caution when celebrating the holidays, too. You may be thinking, 'is there any way to really enjoy Christmas during the pandemic?' In fact, there are ways to still celebrate the holiday safely. Here are 10 ways that you can still enjoy the holiday season without canceling any of your plans.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments