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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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Building Relationships and Sparking Interest with Eurekans

May 2, 2023

Girls Inc. Eureka! is a five-year summer and school-year program for teenage girls and gender-expansive youth interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. In partnership with the College of...

Youth Developing Strength from the Inside Out

April 5, 2023

Recently youth in our Strong Fast Fit program were fortunate enough to have volunteer Stephanie Hernandez teach them essential martial arts and some self-defense techniques. She first demonstrated karate movements...

Reproductive Freedom Lobby Day 2023 at the Capitol!

March 8, 2023

On Tuesday, February 21, members from our Contact Plus and Racial Justice and Public Policy team attended Reproductive Freedom Day 2023, hosted by UnRestrict Minnesota. As new coalition members of...

Passing on the Joy of Youth

January 31, 2023

Gaoseng, Dontrell and Solyana participated in YWCA Minneapolis Girls and Youth programs. Now each of them are in different areas of their lives: one is still in high school, one...

Girls RAP Graduation!

January 6, 2023

The Girls Resolution and Prevention (RAP) is an intervention program that works with 125 girls each year, ages 12 through 18, who are involved (or at risk of becoming involved)...

Eurekans Build!

January 4, 2023

Bundled up in layers on a cold Saturday morning in late September, seventeen youth ages 15-18 built garden beds for a community garden! These novice construction project participants are girls...