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Our fitness centers at YWCA Downtown and Midtown are now open as of June 22. As we reopen, you can be certain your health and safety is our top priority. YWCA Uptown plans to open on July 15. Learn more about reopening and our Uptown temporary closure.

Contact Plus

About Contact Plus

For more than 30 years, YWCA’s Contact Plus Program has been working with middle school and high school youth in the Minneapolis Public Schools to provide comprehensive sexual health education.

YWCA integrates proven curriculum into the program, including Making Proud Choices! for middle-school youth and Girls Inc.® Preventing Adolescent Pregnancy in girls groups.

  • Students meet in gender-specific or coed groups
  • Participate in discussions and activities to help learn about themselves and their relationships with others
  • Learn how to assertively communicate
  • Make well-informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health
  • Learn about the impact of early pregnancy

Contact Plus Participants

In 2017-2018, over 200 youth participated in Contact Plus. 99% reported avoiding becoming pregnant or fathering a child for a least nine months after beginning participation in the program.

How to Join

To learn more about the Contact Plus program, contact Katie Rehani at krehani@ywcampls.org or 612-215-4388. Enrollment in Contact Plus is handled through schools. To learn if Contact Plus is available at your school, contact Katie.

Youth in Action Summer Camp

Join our two-week summer camp! Our Contact Plus Youth in Action camp engages all youth, ages 12-14, within their communities. Participants pick a community action project to work on during camp sessions and engage with art, movement activities and fun-filled games. Lunch and snack will be provided.

  • Session 1: July 13 – 24
    Longfellow Park
    11:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Session 2: July 27 – August 7
    Longfellow Park
    11:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Session 3: August 10 – 21
    Matthews Park
    11:00 am – 3:00 pm

FREE to sign up! Camp is for ages 12-14 or middle school students. Limited capacity, so register today! Questions? Contact Mackenzie Engel at 507-312-9417 or mengel@ywcampls.org.

Contact Plus Program Participant