Hit the Ground Running
Hit the Ground Running is all about activity, resilience and empowerment. This eight-week program (fall session starts August 22, 2017) includes fun and healthy activities for 6th graders and concludes with the completion of a 5k event. Hit the Ground Running takes place in the fall, spring and summer and is a great way for young women to get active and build self-esteem in a fun and encouraging environment.
This fall session, we are proudly partnering with the IMT Des Moines Marathon!
- healthy lifestyle
- getting active
- 5k run at the end of the eight-week group
- afternoon to pick out running shoes
- scavenger hunt
- fun runs
- pre-race meditation
Time & day
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3 – 4:15 p.m. (transportation provided)
The Young Women’s Resource Center holds weekly after school groups for young women in the Des Moines area in 5th through 12th grades. These groups explore a variety of topics such as body image, self-esteem, reproductive health and healthy relationships. They include hands-on activities, field trips, guest speakers and community service projects.
Connections is an all year long, continuous educational program focused on issues such as anger management and impulse control. Connections is an ongoing therapeutic group.
Mariposa, meaning “butterfly,” is a weekly after school group designed exclusively for Latina young women in middle and high schools throughout Des Moines.