Black Girl Magic

Black Girl Magic After School Group provides a space for Black girls/young women to find support, connect with peers, and explore who they are! Those who identify as Black and/or African American are invited to join group.

Black Girl Magic group will include a variety of activities, discussions, and field trips. Topics can include identity, self-esteem, self-care, body image, mental health, activism, and more. We will meet weekly to build community, and ultimately, celebrate our Blackness!

Black Girl Magic flier

Topics covered

  • cultural values
  • identity
  • self-care
  • self-esteem
  • leadership
  • resiliency


  • breaking down stereotypes
  • celebrating our crown (hair care)
  • partnerships with local, black-owned businesses
  • discussions
  • field trips
  • group bonding games and activities

Age group

Participants in 8th – 10th graders

Time & day

Fall group will meet on Thursdays, beginning September 9th, from 4 – 5:30 p.m.  at the YWRC.

Have questions? Contact co-facilitators Elhondra via email  or Sy’Anne via email  or either by phone at 515.244.4901.



After School Group Registration Form:

Please complete this form to be considered for our After School Groups.

  • YWRC conducts periodic surveys with our clients to measure progress and to make program quality improvements. / YWRC realiza encuestas periódicas con nuestros clientes para medir el progreso y mejorar la calidad del programa.
  • I assume all responsibility for any accidents or injuries that may occur, and release the facilitators and Young Women’s Resource Center employees of all liability. In case of accident, injury or sudden illness and I cannot be reached, I request that necessary medical care be instituted. Our physician/dentist may be contacted in case of medical treatment or as necessary and is authorized to release requested information as needed. The caregiver/guardian is responsible for all medical expenses. / Asumo toda la responsabilidad por cualquier accidente o lesión que pueda ocurrir, y libero a los facilitadores y los empleados del Centro de Recursos de Mujeres Jóvenes de toda responsabilidad. En caso de accidente, lesión o enfermedad repentina y no puedo ser contactado, solicito que se instituya la atención médica necesaria. Nuestro médico/dentista puede ser contactado en caso de tratamiento médico o como sea necesario y está autorizado a divulgar la información solicitada según sea necesario. El/la cuidador(a)/guardián es responsable de todos los gastos médicos.
  • I have answered these questions to the best of my knowledge. If I have any questions or concerns, I will speak with the group facilitator. / He contestado estas preguntas a mi leal saber y entender. Si tengo alguna pregunta o inquietud, hablaré con la lider del grupo.
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