Mariposa is a Latina 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 roots and heritage.
- developing leadership skills
- Latina roots, culture & values
- partnership with the Luna Center
(survival, empowerment & freedom from violence)
- butterfly crafts
- Dia de los Muertos activities
- “ME” boxes
Open to all Latinas in 6th – 12th grades
Time & day
Wednesdays – after school (1:30) – 2:45 pm
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.
This 10-week program incorporates physical activity to promote resilience and empowerment, culminating with the completion of a 5k event.