Next Gen Initiative

The Next Gen Initiative of YWLN is a volunteer committee of young professionals in their 20s and 30s who share a common belief about helping young people use education to disrupt the poverty cycle. 

Through our initiatives, our goal is to raise awareness and funds for YWLN and to volunteer with students from its signature program, the CollegeBound Initiative (CBI).  CBI places full-time college guidance counselors in high-need public schools across NYC, to help all students in a school get to and through college. 

Next Gen of YWLN needs your help to make the dream of college a reality for more students. 

Join us!

  • Make an Impact: Donations of all sizes help students realize their potential. Give a gift here.
  • Give Back: Volunteer to share your knowledge and experiences as a mentor to CBI students and alumni. Check back here for future opportunities during the school year.
  • Lead: Join the NextGen Initiative committee.  
  • Be Social:  /NextGenofYWLN         @NextGenofYWLN 

Next Gen Summer Kick-Off 

Special Thanks to Our Event Sponsors:


Check out event photos here


Next Gen Winter Event

For more information about Next Gen's upcoming Winter Event, click here.