The Power of an Image

Categories: Advocacy

Our Mission in an Image

Juliette, our first place winner

Local high school students from The Hun School of Princeton and Stuart Country Day School of the Scared Heart recently participated in our youth photo contest, The Power of an Image. The students submitted their visual interpretations of the YWCA mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. Their pieces showcased the various ways our mission can be interpreted, advanced, and embodied. Some pieces focused on why representation matters and breaking gender stereotypes, while others submitted images reflecting the importance of inclusivity and solidarity.

Alex, our third place winner, with CEO Tay Walker

“I am so proud of the vulnerability these students showed with their photographs,” shared Brigitte Jean-Louis, Director of Advocacy. “They recognized marginalized people and each sought to break down stereotypes with the artwork they submitted. I know the future of our mission is in great hands with students like these leading the way!”

Our winners, Juliette, Nyla, and Alex all stopped by the gallery for a photo with their piece, and to pick up their prizes (photo printers!). Every student who participated also received a free membership to Masterclass.

Nyla, our second place winner, with Melissa, Director of the BCRC

We look forward to providing more creative opportunities for students to engage with our mission, as well as racial justice and advocacy work at the YW!