Mariposa: You’re the wind beneath their wings

At the YWCA Leadership Luncheon, you heard from two young YWCA women who empower fifth-grade girls to grow as leaders. And we shared our dream of seeing Mariposa, Spanish for butterfly, in every elementary school in Walla Walla.

Thanks to the overwhelming response from our luncheon guests, we
were able to begin this school year by adding the fourth staff position we needed to make that dream come true.

Meet this year’s Mariposa leaders (above, l to r): Leah Samuels, Aliza Anderson-Diepenbrock, and Amara Killen, and Anne Elise Kopta (right) all Whitman College students.

Thank you for opening the Mariposa opportunity to all — sending more girls on their way!