Connections: PURRRR

Connections: PURRRR is a therapeutic group of peers coming together to learn new ways to deal with everyday stress, meet new people, and create community.  With the pressures and expectations that girls and young women face daily, it’s easy to let anger and frustration shut out those who are most important to us. Many girls and young women simply need someone to relate and connect to. That’s what Connections: PURRRR is about.

Connections PURRRR flier – Middle School
Connections PURRRR flier – High School plus

Topics covered

  • healthy relationships
  • dating violence prevention
  • body image & self-esteem
  • reproductive health
  • dealing with stress / calming strategies
  • neighborhood violence
  • sexual abuse prevention
  • gambling and addiction
  • healthy bodies & eating disorders
  • drug/alcohol prevention


  • variety of art projects
  • team building activities
  • coping skill practice
  • guest speakers
  • goal-setting

Ages, Time,  & Day

6th, 7th, 8th graders will meet 4 – 5:30 p.m. on Mondays
High schoolers + will meet 4 – 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays

Questions? Contact Ayo via email or at 515.244.4901.



Connections: PURRRR Sign-Up

Please complete this form to sign up for the YWRC Connections: PURRRR 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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