African American Young Ladies Summit Program (A2YLS)

Journey Through The Decades of Black Excellence In History and Fashion

April 17th will be our 2nd Annual fashion show fundraiser. Sign-up today to bring your group.


We need your help. Please sponsor a young lady today!

Community, we need your support! With your help we can break down the financial barriers our young ladies face. Donate to sponsor a student for Leadership Camp February 21-23. We are working to provide $500-$1000 scholarships to our qualified seniors.

Summit III

Thank you for a powerful day! We had over 200 AA Young Ladies and over 50 volunteers show up and share in such a "Village Building" day. In this day we created opportunities for AA Professional Women and Men to fellowship together and co-create a bright future for our young ladies. I was so inspired by the things that came out of our young ladies; from the advocacy plans, to the questions, to the change of perspective and most inspiring was how these young ladies encouraged, pushed and supported each other. We are leading a movement where AA Young Ladies lead in Ubuntu. They are becoming great examples of what it means to be in community. Thank you for being a part of this transformative day!

Chaperones- You Rock! Without you the young ladies could not be part of this. Thank you!!

Everyone, young ladies and adult participants please complete this survey. Your valuable feedback helps to sustain and improve the program AAYLS Summit III Feedback Link.

The T-shirts came in Yay!! Please email Dr. McCune @ [email protected] to setup a time for T-shirt drop off and the pick-up of any outstanding forms or fees for camp. There is still space get the forms and deposits in to secure your spot.

Leadership Retreat/Camp-February 21st-23rd

  • Forms and orientation details
  • Moms, I am so impressed with how you want to be a part of this as well. Looking forward to seeing you.
  • For Camp fee/donation pay using link below (Deposit or total fee.)
  • If you are interested in providing a scholarship for a young lady to attend camp please use the link below as well. Thank You!

What We Are Up To: Current Calendar.

Scholarship Information

The Denver Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of the 2020 RBC Wealth Management Colorado Scholarship application! This scholarship is for graduating Colorado high school seniors intending to pursue a science, math, or engineering degree. Details regarding this opportunity can be found here:

A2YLS Scholarship Application - High school senior members can earn a scholarship.

Delta Sigma Theta

Other Important Events:

7th Annual BLACK EDUCATION IMPACT CONFERENCE: Moving beyond the screen: Using the power of social media to promote-Flyer

Higher Education, Social Activism and Community Involvement


African American Young Ladies' Summit (AAYLS) consists of young ladies from 6th grade through college. The program started with 9th-12th grades and has expanded due to the demand of students and the community.Each gathering provides culturally responsive support in a trauma-informed/sensitive environment enriching the educational, social, intellectual and interpersonal opportunities for African American young ladies.


AA young ladies receive guidance and expertise from a community of caring adults who help mentor, chaperone, and encourage them to form positive relationships with peers and adults. Activities within the summit are trauma-informed/sensitive and align community resources with school-related activities within developmentally appropriate programming. We focus on building a network of positive support to combat the systemic barriers encountered by African American students.

The African American Young Ladies' Summit Program is a holistic village practice that values,empowers, and equips young women with the tools they will need for a lifelong journey of personal success and achievement.Engagement of young African American women in AAYLS affirms:

  • Leadership, Self-worth & Confidence
  • Belonging & Connectedness
  • Community Engagement
  • Afro-beauty (Beauty and Fashion)
  • Overcoming racial barriers in society in school and life


Create spaces for AA young ladies to belong, be safe to grow, learn and feel like the amazing creations they are.

Email Dr. Plashan McCune at [email protected] for additional camp questions.

Schools/Groups Membership Expectations

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October 2018 Keeping Our Promises Watch the Video

African American Men Show Our Young Ladies that They Are Worthy of Love & Respect

December 2018 Event Shorter AME

March 2019

Fashion Show April 2019

Our children are great and they deserve a chance to show their brilliance.

Staying Connected

If you want to stay up to date about what we are doing, you can sign-up for reminders by following the directions below.

Entering this number:81010

Text this message: @aayls
●Use computers or phones to access Google form:
●Or Email:[email protected]

Leadership Camp Vision Board for camp participants.