• Empowering Young Women

    YWCA St. Paul young women’s empowerment programming supports healthy development of individuals, creates opportunities to connect with one another through community, and raises awareness of social justice issues aligned with the YWCA St. Paul mission.
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  • Cultivating Success

    YWCA St. Paul Youth Development programs encourage young people to engage in positive self-discovery, build meaningful relationships with peers while empowering them to be the change agents of their futures.
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  • Building Bright Futures

    YWCA St. Paul youth programming provides access to services for students and families year-round at little or no cost.
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Youth Learned New
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Celebrating Success

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“The YWCA has helped me to stay on the right track and actually want to do something with myself.”

Khalique

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Youth Development

YWCA St. Paul Youth Development programs empower youth ages 15-24 to build bright futures. Programming helps young people affirm who they are, supports their own determination and provides opportunities for them to thrive.

Within these programs, youth are safe and supported as they:

  • Overcome challenges
  • Learn new skills
  • Engage in leadership development
  • Develop holistic understanding of self-identity
  • Build community
  • Foster personal voice
  • Create positive relationships

Core Programs & Services Include:

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Youth Employment Services

Meeting three times a week for two-hour sessions and a monthly experiential learning opportunity, YWCA St. Paul youth employment services provide youth with opportunities to develop employability skills to excel in the workplace. While in the program, youth:

  • Engage in individual job coaching
  • Explore interests, strengths and potential careers
  • Learn professional communication and etiquette
  • Prepare for entry-level jobs
  • Receive assistance with job searches, obtaining employment and ongoing support
  • Gain understanding of basic financial literacy

 

Young Women’s Empowerment

YWCA St. Paul young women’s empowerment programming supports healthy development of individuals, creates opportunities to connect with one another through community and raises awareness of social justice issues aligned with the YWCA St. Paul mission.

Areas of focus include:

  • Self-awareness
  • Health & Wellness
  • Leadership development
  • Individual mentoring and coaching
  • Professional forums
  • Networking opportunities with women leading change in our community

Young Women’s Group: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-5:30 p.m., with monthly field trips or speakers.