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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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Youth-Led Storytelling through Photography

September 9, 2021

Summer camp at YWCA Beacon Learning Centers returned in full force this year with action-packed activities for youth. One exciting project students took on was learning about photography. Eleven students participated...

Anti-Racist Parenting: Resources and Frameworks

August 11, 2021

August, 11, 2021 Eliminating racism and empowering women is the bold mission driving the work of YWCA Minneapolis. For this blog post, YWCA staff from our Early Childhood Education, Girls...

Rae Wellness: A Strong, Smart and Bold Partner

August 4, 2021

Rae Wellness is a women-led and values-driven company, with a goal to make well-being attainable and accessible for all. It deeply believes in being socially conscious, which is why Rae...

Virtual College Tours: Familiarizing Youth with the College Experience

June 4, 2021

Recently, YWCA Minneapolis Girls Inc. received an invitation from Girls Inc. national to participate in an exclusive pilot series of virtual college tours with a select few other affiliates across...

Women Leaders Help Girls and Youth Explore the Possibilities of Careers in STEM

May 10, 2021

May 10, 2021 Last month, YWCA Minneapolis Girls Inc. collaborated with 3M and Cognizant to provide youth with an interactive dialogue to help them imagine and visualize career opportunities in science,...

The Freedom of No Screens: The Importance of In-Person Programs for Youth

April 5, 2021

April 5, 2021 Strong Fast Fit is a YWCA youth fitness program designed to educate and empower youth to live healthy and active lifestyles. During the first few months of...