Mariposa is a Latina/Latinx leadership group designed exclusively for middle and high school girls in the Des Moines area. This group focuses on exploring experiences in a safe, accepting and friendly environment. It is a place where young women can celebrate their Latina/Latinx roots and heritage.

Topics covered

  • self-esteem
  • empowerment
  • developing leadership skills
  • Latina/Latinx roots, culture & values


  • partnership with the Luna Center
    (survival, empowerment & freedom from violence)
  • butterfly crafts
  • discussions
  • Dia de los Muertos activities
  • “ME” boxes

Age group

FREE program for girls in 8th – 12th grades  /  Programa Gratuito Niñas en grados 8 – 12º

Transportation provided  /  Transportación Provisto

Time & day

Tuesday/Martes: 4 – 5:30 p.m.



Please complete the form below to register for Mariposa. 

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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