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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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Helping Youth Navigate Sexual Health, Consent and Relationships

February 23, 2021

February 23, 2021 Relationships, consent, sexuality, how to manage conflict… these are matters that intersect through all areas of our daily experiences and contribute to a healthy, fulfilling life. That’s why students in our Contact Plus program...

Graduating from Eureka!: An Experience Like Nothing Else

December 11, 2020

December 11, 2020 One day in 7th grade, Claire was pulled out of her class to listen to a pitch about a new afterschool and summer program called Girls Inc....

Helping Young People Adjust To Changing Times

September 21, 2020

September 21, 2020 When the pandemic hit in March, our Girls and Youth programs had to shift quickly to be responsive to the moment and help support youth and their...

Celebrating the First Cohort of Eureka! Graduates

May 27, 2020

Five years ago, in the summer of 2015, a group of 30 or so eighth grade girls met each other for the first time. They were nervous, excited and a...

COVID-19 Resources

March 19, 2020

Updated Friday, May 8, 2020 As the COVID-19 pandemic touches every aspect of our lives, we want you to know you’re not alone. To help our community get through this...

Youth Practice Self-Care Through Journaling After School

March 12, 2020

YWCA’s Strong Fast Fit program focuses on health and wellness; helping youth learn the importance of maintaining healthy lifestyles by eating and exercising well. This includes all areas of health:...