Just for Girls is Now
that time again; sign up to be a Just for Girls
for Girls is back with another educational and fun-packed year, with
sessions once again being held at the YWCA facility and various Pasadena
Unified School District elementary, middle and high schools. Just for
Girls will be held every Tuesday from 3-5:30PM at the YWCA facility,
beginning the week of September 12th.
The goal of Just for Girls is
to ensure that participants graduate from high school, continue their
education, and develop career plans. Each year the Just for Girls
curriculum changes to respond to the changing needs and opportunities of
our young, vibrant participants.
Adult Computer Classes and Open Lab Hours:
you an adult interested in brushing up on your computer skills? Do you
have limited access to a computer and are you in need of open computer lab
hours? Join us at the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill
year, the YWCA will be offering a brand new program for adults, which will
teach various computer skills. This new adult computer class will offer
training on the complete Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Powerpoint),
job searching skills, internet browsing, completing applications online
and much more.
In today's fast-paced environment, it has almost
become essential to have some sort of computer training or skills for any
type for employment. If you feel you need a quick refresher on your
computer skills, or if you need a complete training on how to search the
web and how to complete tasks with a computer, this is the program for
you! Classes will start on Wednesday, September 14th, here at the YWCA
facility from 1-2:30PM. Each complete course will run for 5-weeks, and
sessions will be held weekly on Wednesdays.
addition to the all new adult computer class, the YWCA facility will now
be offering open computer lab hours EVERY Friday from 11AM-3PM! Applying
to college? Looking for work? Needing to spruce up your resume or cover
letter for your employment search? Feel free to stop by the YWCA facility
and utilize our resources at no cost to you. We understand that not every
household has computer access within the home, and we are here to provide
those services at our facility, in a healthy and fun environment. Join us
every Friday for open lab hours, beginning the week of September
adult programs offered at the YWCA include: The Parent Project, a 12-week
parenting course and mammograms in a partnership with Planned Parenthood
of Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley. The Parent Project is a fee-based
course and can be paid in whole at a rate of $75.00 or session-by-session
at $10.00 per class. Registration fee for The Parent Project is $20.00,
which includes all materials and supplies that will be used throughout the
are held at the YWCA facility every third Tuesday of the month through a
mobile clinic by Planned Parenthood of Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley.
This mobile clinic provides low to no cost breast cancer screenings to
women over the age of 40. If you are interested in a breast cancer
screening at the YWCA please contact our partner, Planned Parenthood, at
(626) 798-0706 ext. 133 to schedule an
you are interested in registering any of the mentioned adult programs you
may contact Shanetta Robinson, Program Director, at (626)
296-8433. This course is completely free and will run in 5-week sessions
throughout the program year.
Racial Justice Breakfast
A Part of Our TECHGyrls Team Today!
enrolling for the new program year
YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley is now enrolling for the TECHGyrls programs,
which facilitates training on Microsoft Office Suite, which includes
Excel, Word and Powerpoint, beginning
the week of September 12th.
will be kicking off its second year in the newly renovated Margaret Leong
Learning Center. In October of 2010 TECHGyrls hosted its first full
session in the learning center, and this will be the first complete
program year. TECHGyrls will be offered at the YWCA facility every Monday
from 3-5:30PM. The first hour consists of homework assistance and the
second hour is TECHGyrls curriculum.
the 2010-2011 program year, the TECHGyrls program served 56 participants;
of those participants 90% completed the program with a clear understanding
of the concepts and they are now able to apply new computer skills in
school and for personal endeavors. Don't hesitate to enroll today, this
program is offered free of cost and is open to all girls age 10-18 in the
Young Women Leaders
the YWCA's Leadership Academy, an all new program
aimed for high school seniors
and post-high school women
goal of this new program is to cultivate leadership excellence by
developing participants' leadership potential for academic and
professional application in areas of community advocacy, racial justice
and women's empowerment. This academy is a three-part extracurricular
activity made up of board meetings, leadership trainings, community
service and practical experiences. If you are interested in engaging in
community advocacy efforts, this is the program for you! We are seeking
highly motivated young women who aim to make a difference in their
community. This program has rolling enrollment throughout the year and has
no deadline to apply. Please contact Program Director, Shanetta Robinson,
at (626) 296-8433 for more information and to enroll
2011 Girls Empowerment Camp Draws to an End
out all the outings the girls took part in this
summer, our girls empowerment camp participants had the opportunity to
partake in a wide range of outings and activities. YWCA participants had
packed schedules each day thanks to all the fabulous activites that were
planned by our Program Coordinator, Denise Ramos.
YWCA Girls Empowerment Camp not only allows participants to enjoy their
summer break by going on fun field trips, but most camp days are spent
visiting local colleges, universities and educational organizations. This
year, the summer camp participants visited and toured the following
colleges: Cal State Dominguez Hills, Cal State San Bernardino, Marinello
School of Beauty, American Art Institute of Santa Monica and Pasadena City
College. During these college visits the girls had a chance to speak with
current students as well as student advisors. One of the goals of the
YWCA empowerment camp is to teach participants that you are never too
young to begin planning for their future.
addition, participants also received various informational and educational
trainings from local community organizations. Participants visited and
toured the Homegirl Cafe/Homeboy Industries organization, where they
listened to the stories of various young men and women who took charge of
their lives and their future and made the decision to get out of the gang
lifestyle. The girls also participated in an etiquette training course
offered by Maggie O'Farrill of Pasadena, where they learned how to
properly sit at a table, how to respectfully stand when speaking with
someone, and much more.
enjoyed the summer heat while visiting Six Flags Magic Mountain, Knott's
Berry Farm and swimming at Hansel Dam.
the girls empowerment camp for 2011 was a huge success, yet again. The
girls enjoyed making new friends and had a great time experiencing things
they would have otherwise not had the opportunity to do this summer. Spots
fill up quickly, so make sure to keep a look out next Spring if you are
interested in getting someone you know into the program!
contribution allows us to continue to offer our
For Girls enrichment and development program for the school-aged young
women of Pasadena
Justice work in our ommunity
Building efforts through
public dialogue and our program initiatives
that women from all walks of life have a voice in our city, region and
ensures that we cultivate the next entrepreneur, the next engineer, the
next scientist or the next U.S. Speaker of the House!
Us To Be Involved
our Executive Director, Tamika Farr, or any of
the links below to find out how to be
We are always recruiting women and girls to join a committee or to
volunteer in the office. Contact the Program Office.
a gift of stock, real estate or money. Contact the Development Office.
the Mission Committee. Be a part of the conversation.
Contact Sandra Davis
any one of our committees providing administrative structure:
Finance Committee, Development Committee and Nominating
Contact Tamika Farr, Executive Director.
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