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Our Voices Blog

Stories, Views & Resources

Welcome to the Our Voices blog, where we share voices throughout YWCA Minneapolis, including the stories from members and participants whose lives are changed by YWCA. The stories will give you a closer look at the work we do, and the people who are equipped to create brighter futures for themselves and their families.

View posts by topic: Racial Justice and Public Policy, Early Childhood Education, Girls and Youth, Health and Wellness, YWCA Changemakers

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What is White Privilege?

April 17, 2019

White privilege is an idea that’s central to understanding the way that racism works in the United States. Still, it’s a concept that may be difficult to grasp or define....

Week of the Young Child Activity: Playing with Emotions

April 10, 2019

This week at YWCA Minneapolis, we are observing Week of the Young Child, an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). At the...

Power Girls Unite!: Torching, Wiring, Soldering and Exploring Nontraditional Careers

April 5, 2019

Last month, middle and high school girls in Girls Inc. programs at YWCA Minneapolis attended the Power Girls! workshop at Dunwoody Technical College. Power Girls! is a partnership between Construction...

Inspiring Well-Rounded Learners for Life

April 4, 2019

For young children to grow into successful, resilient, thriving adults, we need to teach them more than the ABCs. The whole-child approach is an educational philosophy that moves away from...

Spring Health and Fitness Goal Check-In

April 3, 2019

Spring is here! The days are getting warmer and the sun is shining brighter. Congratulations! You’ve made it through five months of another Minnesota winter. Now is a good time...

YWCA Children’s Center: “Friends Who Are Here for My Kids”

April 1, 2019

The Ahmed/Beyene family started at YWCA Children’s Center at Hubbs at the end of last September, almost 8 months ago. Agazit is in nursing assistant classes at Hubbs Center for...