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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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Strong Fast Fit: A Gathering Place for Company and Community

June 7, 2022

June 7, 2022 In the midst of a school year filled with disruptions, our Strong Fast Fit program remained a consistent part of our participants’ lives. YWCA Minneapolis provided youth...

Bridging the Gender Gap in STEM One Step at a Time

May 3, 2022

May 3, 2022 Girls Inc. Eureka! is a five-year program for girls interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Each month during the school year, participants in grades 8-12...

Girls Inc.: Women of the Week Series Continues

April 4, 2022

April 4, 2022 YWCA Minneapolis Girls Inc. Eureka! is a five-year summer and school-year program for girls interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. In partnership with the College of...

Inclusive Language 101

March 2, 2022

March 2, 2022 Sexuality education incorporates many aspects of people’s lives. Our Contact Plus program creates various content that not only provides accurate sexual health information but also cultivates a...

Nurturing Youths’ Interest in STEM: National STEM Day 2021

February 8, 2022

National STEM Day is celebrated every year on November 8 to encourage youth to explore their interests in the fields of science, technology, engineering, art and math. YWCA affiliates across...

Staying Active and Healthy as a Family

December 1, 2021

Teanna first learned about YWCA Minneapolis’ Strong Fast Fit program when a community member mentioned it to her — she did some digging to find out how to enroll. Her...