Empowering teens to explore and achieve their highest potential.
Teen Services Commitment
- To provide accurate and timely information, referrals, and educational resources to teens ages 11 to 19, that will help them make healthy decisions for their future
- To involve teens in community service projects
- To mentor young women into leadership roles
- To eliminate unreasonable risk that leads to unplanned pregnancies
- To encourage teens to stay in school
Girls Incorporated is a national youth organization dedicated to “inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.” Girls Inc. educational modules are presented at schools, faith-based organizations, community centers, and in collaboration with other youth agencies. These educational modules explore pregnancy prevention, health and hygiene, substance abuse, dating violence, healthy relationships, media literacy, economic empowerment, self-confidence, and solid values.
Girls Inc. programming is offered year round and includes monthly meetings, community service projects, after-school tutoring/study/computer lab, enrichment activities, and a series of enrichment camps. Girls from diverse backgrounds come together to expand their horizons, make friends, and explore new ways of learning and thinking. During enrichment camps, weekly field trips include the Peace Museum, Newport Aquarium, Kings Island and more. In addition, guest speakers facilitate programs that teach diversity and inclusion, healthy relationships, good communication skills, nutrition, self-esteem, and other life related topics.
Girls Inc. includes a balanced program of informal, hands-on, minds-on education that empowers girls to live and succeed in an inequitable world. For more information, call 461-5550 ext. 135.
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In collaboration with Children Services, Dayton Public Schools, MVH-Mahogany’s Child Program, and YWCA Teen Services, we offer programming and research based, best practice curriculum. Our programs are designed to help young ladies eliminate risky behaviors and promote conflict resolution to help them develop a strong sense of purpose, and positive self-esteem by taking a critical look at themselves, and their lives. Through collaboration these social service agencies pull their resources together to best meet the individual needs of our teen community.
Teen Services also offers one-time presentations dealing with other teen related topics such as: self-esteem, healthy relationships, pregnancy prevention, dating violence, healthy minds/healthy bodies, hygiene, importance of education, setting goals and expectations, and money management. To schedule a presentation, call 461-5550 ext.135.
The YWCA Dayton offers a friendly, confidential environment for teens to gather and share life experiences with trained professionals. Teens are given assistance where they might otherwise be denied and work one-on-one with a teen advocate to resolve any individual issues. Discussions may include family and relationship concerns, contraception, and options counseling. Free pregnancy testing and condoms are available. Within our facilities is the Adolescent Wellness Center. Referrals are made when appropriate. Teen Advocates are available Monday through Thursday 1pm to 5pm to talk with teens. This program is non-gender specific and is available for teens ages 12-19.
Teen Services is conveniently located in Downtown Dayton at the YWCA Dayton, 141 W. Third Street, at the corner of Wilkinson. We are on the RTA busline. Enter through the “Teen Central” door on Wilkinson Street. For more information, call 228-TEEN (8336).
Teen Services shares space with the Adolescent Wellness Center (AWC). The AWC provides high-quality medical and counseling services to teens ages 12 – 18. For an appointment, call 222-WELL (9355).
Teen Services is in need of age appropriate educational tools such as software, work books and flashcards to help pre-teens and teens with study skills in the areas of Math, GED, SAT, ACT, and High School Proficiency Tests.
Donated software should be compatible with Windows XP operating system.
Girls Inc. participants are required to complete 1000 community service hours as part of the program. See what the girls are doing to fulfill their required time.