Student Leadership Board

Be a Leader in Your Community!  Apply to be on the Shadow Day Organizing Team


 Are you a UC Berkeley student who is passionate about increasing access for underrepresented youth to pursue higher education? Join the Spring 2020 Shadow Day Organizing Team!

Now accepting applications through Friday, February 7 by 5pm. To apply, fill out the online application, or stop by the YWCA (2600 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, 94704)


Our mission at the YWCA Berkeley/Oakland is to eliminate racism and empower women, which is why for more than 25 years, we have hosted our Annual Shadow Day. 

Shadow Day brings together 300 high school students from neighboring communities (Oakland, Richmond and the greater East Bay), and 300 current UC Berkeley students who are matched in one-on-one pairs for a day of shadowing classes, attending workshops, and getting support with learning how to apply and pay for college. Shadow Day aims to increase access, equity, and representation within the university system, and is an opportunity for high school youth to learn first-hand what it is really like to be a college student, and to receive support in pursuing higher education.

As a member of the organizing team, you will help coordinate and plan for making Shadow Day a success! This year’s Shadow Day is scheduled for Wednesday, April 8 from approx. 8am-3:30pm.

The Shadow Day Organizing Team will start up at the beginning of Spring Semester and will end in late April, 2020. 


Responsibilities include:

-Attending our weekly, hour-long meetings

-Conducting outreach and recruitment of Cal Mentors

-Gathering sponsorship and community support

-Matching youth with Cal Mentors

-Organizing guest speakers, organizational collaborations and events for Shadow Day


*Our definition of “Girls” refers to gender expansive youth (cis girls, trans girls, non-binary youth, gender non-conforming youth, gender queer youth and any girl-identified youth)