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Sponsor Spotlight: Sammons Financial Group

      The Young Women’s Resource Center is excited to highlight Sammons Financial Group in this month’s spotlight feature. Sammons has supported the girls and young women of the YWRC through sponsorship of our Sit On It! event for the past three years and we are proud to have them as Presenting Sponsor again […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Megan West

This month, we are pleased to put the spotlight on one of our most active supporters, Megan West. Though Megan had volunteered for several organizations, she was looking for a more consistent commitment when she sought opportunities with the YWRC. Since she joined the Sit On It! event committee three years ago, Megan has grown […]

#whyimarch

by Maeve Morrow (Maeve is an active member of the YWRC’s Sheroes group. Sheroes is a group for high school young women interested in philanthropy and community building.) When I first heard about plans for a march on Washington, driven by people who wanted to speak up about women’s rights, some of my hope for our […]

Staff Spotlight: Sarah Mowitz

Sarah Mowitz is often the first impression new visitors and clients have of the YWRC. Her warm smile and genuine welcome help all to feel at ease. We’re excited to feature her in this month’s Staff Spotlight, and to share a little more about her. Sarah has been with the YWRC as the Volunteer and […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Erin Haberman

Volunteers continue to be a crucial component of the YWRC’s success. We are grateful for the time and talent these community members give. This month, we are excited to celebrate one of our most consistent volunteers, Erin Haberman. Though Erin’s involvement with the YWRC began as a way to fulfill a volunteer requirement, it quickly […]

Board Spotlight: Teri Button

We are pleased to recognize Teri Button in our Board Member Spotlight feature. Teri has been an active member of the Young Women’s Resource Center’s Board of Directors for six years and currently serves as President. She was first involved with the YWRC through ‘Maddie’s Circle’, an organization that helped to create and implement a […]

#everygirldeserves – join us!

            Help us show the girls and young women of our community how truly valued they are. Join our #everygirldeserves campaign to spread the word of just how limitless a girl’s life can be. Here’s how: Step 1: Print this template, write what you think #everygirldeserves in the blank and snap […]

Young Mothers High School Programs

National statistics show that only 38% of young women who become pregnant while still attending high school will graduate with a high school diploma. At the Young Women’s Resource Center young mothers are actively challenging this statistic with 83% of YWRC mothers obtaining a high school diploma. Perinatal Specialist, Ashley Ezzio, and Parenting/Life Skills Specialist, […]

Supporter Spotlight: Chris Burch

Chris Burch, director of the IMT Des Moines Marathon, has been one of our girls’ biggest cheerleaders over the last several years. Through his support of our Hit the Ground Running program, girls in 6th and 7th grades have been able to explore a variety of physical fitness activities, build self-esteem and accomplish their goal […]

Client Spotlight: Cassie

“The entire staff at the YWRC is so proud of Cassie and all of her accomplishments. She has shown that success is truly achieved when you persevere  in the face of obstacles. She is an amazing mother, peer and woman,” said Ashley, YWRC Childbirth and Perinatal Specialist. Cassie first came to the Young Women’s Resource […]