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The Leadership, Advancement and Development of our Young Sisters (LADYS) Program provides mentorship and support to young women of color between the ages of 14-18, with a focus on college and career preparation. Originating from Buffalo, New York, the Charlottesville program was founded in 2015 by the Hermanas (or sisters) of Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority Incorporated (SLU). The LADYS Program - Cville is sponsored by SLU. 


Browse through our website and learn more about the program.


To empower our young sisters to serve as leaders in their communities by providing the necessary tools to excel academically and exceed professionally.

To motivate our young sisters to reach their full potential by offering advice and guidance focused on educational and professional development.

To educate and engage with our young sisters about preventative measure they can utilize to overcome and transcend the challenges they encounter in their lives.

To foster healthy relationships amongst mentors and our young sisters that will focus on self motivation, interpersonal communications and leadership development.



Since the start of LADYS Program Cville, we've had the pleasure of helping young girls in the Charlottesville area grow in their leadership, academics, and life.  Hear from one of our alumni, Jasmin, who was part of the LADYS Program for five years. Thank you to all our mentors, supporters, and LADYS for trusting and believing in our program. 

Want to get Invovled?

Help the LADYS Program - Cville continue to be a huge success! There are plenty of ways to get involved and help our initiatives.

Interested in being a Mentor or LADY (mentee)? Learn more here.

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