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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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Finding Confidence, Belonging and Resilience: Fanta’s Story

October 11, 2019

During high school, Fanta was a participant in the YWCA Minneapolis Girls Inc. program and was chosen to be part of a four-year investment program called Girls Inc. Voya. Through...

2019 It’s Time to Talk: “Every Individual On Earth Has the Power to Resist”

October 7, 2019

On October 2, more than 1,000 community members gathered together in the spirit of compassion and open-mindedness to have brave conversations about race and racism at It’s Time to Talk:...

Five Free Apps to Improve Your Workout at the Gym

October 3, 2019

Every day, there are new apps released that can help us establish good habits, achieve our goals and stay healthy. Two great apps to download from YWCA Minneapolis are the...

Are You Ready for 2020? Here’s Your Civic Action Calendar

September 30, 2019

Civic Engagement is a Right We are here as a resource for you. Civic engagement is a right, and together, we can use our voices and our resources to work...

Five Books for Preschoolers that Celebrate Diversity

September 26, 2019

Our Early Childhood Education anti-bias curriculum promotes the value of diversity and multiculturalism. In our classrooms, children gradually understand and celebrate the differences of others through intentional play, stories and...

Swimming, Biking and Running at Girls Who Tri Camp

September 20, 2019

This year, YWCA Minneapolis launched the first-ever Girls Who Tri camp! This weeklong summer day camp was developed to introduce young girls in the community to triathlons – and help...