The YWCA YWTeen Program begins on Elementary and Middle school campuses with one-hour classes every week during the school year. YWTeen Group Leaders guide 5th and 6th grade girls, ages 10-12, through exercises that build self-confidence, encourage healthful lifestyles, teach strong decision-making, and promote leadership.
The young girls are often faced with drugs, gangs, premature sexual activity, school dropouts and peer pressure. The YWTeen Program gives them tools, teaching them:
The program is powerful and successful. Recent surveys report:
To find out more about the YWTeen Program, or to bring the program to a school, contact the YWTeen Coordinator: (361) 857-5661, ext. 15 or firstname.lastname@example.org