Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and the New York City Council launched the Young Women’s Initiative (YWI) to help the young women of NYC to achieve their dreams. Too often, these young people confront hurdles in school, at home, and in social services. The YWI brings together leaders and organizers on the ground with teens and young adults, with the goal of crafting policy recommendations that address racial, gender, health and other disparities. Young women are at the center of these conversations – as active and consistent participants in discussions and through a multiplatform campaign – #SheWillBe.

#SheWillBe is a vehicle for expression for young women in NYC and a way for policymakers to hear directly from this constituency.

Social Profiles

#SheWillBe

Website: www.shewillbe.nyc

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SheWillBe.NYC/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SheWillBeNYC

Instagram: https://instagram.com/shewillbe.nyc

Tumblr: http://shewillbenyc.tumblr.com/

Snapchat: SheWillBe.NYC

Vine: http://bit.ly/1VtmTWz

DROPBOX for Graphics: http://bit.ly/1RtQhLK

FACEBOOK & INSTAGRAM PROMOTIONAL MESSAGING

Melissa Mark-Viverito during a press conference in City Hall. Photo courtesy

Melissa Mark-Viverito during a press conference at City Hall. Photo William Alatriste

POST: Thursday, October 8, 2015

GENERAL

We’re listening to your ideas for change! We’re proud to partner with the New York City Council and the New York Women’s Foundation to kick-start an urgent city-wide conversation about the structural inequities facing our girls, especially young women of color. Together, we can accomplish more than any one of us can do alone. Come join us with @SheWillBeNYC (link to our Facebook) and help us build this work to advance the full power of girls and young women of color in NYC. www.shewillbe.nyc #SheWillBe

POST: Tuesday, October 13, 2015

We’re teaming up with @NYCCouncil (link to their Facebook) to ensure girls, especially young women of color, have every opportunity to thrive in their families, communities and NYC. We want to hear from the 800,000 young women who make up this great city! Share your story with #SheWillBe and tell us what kind of services or support YOU need to be who you want to be! www.shewillbe.nyc

POST: Thursday, October 15, 2015

ICYMI: Last week we joined @NYCCouncil (Facebook link) and Speaker @MMViverito (Facebook link) to raise the voices of young women, especially young women of color, in NYC! We’re listening to the 800,000 young women in NYC and want to know your story! What do you need to succeed? Join & follow @SheWillBeNYC and share your ideas! www.shewillbe.nyc #SheWillBe

YWAC

Post: Thursday, October 8, 2015

Finally! I’m proud and excited to announce that I have been selected to participate in the @NYCCouncil (facebook link) @SheWillBeNYC (facebok link) campaign! This campaign is for you, the 800,000+ young women of NYC! We’re ensuring girls, especially young women of color have every opportunity to thrive and take their rightful place as key actors in our families, communities and NYC! Share your story, join the campaign with #SheWillBe and tell us who you will be and what we need to do to help you achieve your goals! www.shewillbe.nyc #SheWillBe

Post Tuesday, October 13, 2015

#SheWillBe (insert your word) because together we can accomplish more than any one of us can alone. Join me in building this work to advance the full power of girls, especially young women of color in NYC. What do you need to succeed? Share your story with #SheWillBe and tell us what kind of services or support YOU need to be who you want to be! www.shewillbe.nyc (Post your selfie).