After School Groups

The Young Women’s Resource Center holds  After School Groups for  participants in 5th to 12th grades in the Greater Des Moines area. These groups seek to foster a healthy body and mind by allowing girls to participate in a variety of hands-on activities.

The range of topics covered in these groups is large enough to compete with the number of issues that affect young women at any stage. By discussing things like body image, self-esteem, puberty and reproductive health, peer pressure, goal setting, and everything in between, the girls are able to equip themselves with the skills to live healthy and happy lives.


Downloadable AfterSchool Flier

Topics Covered

  • body image
  • self-esteem
  • puberty/reproductive health
  • healthy relationships
  • friendships
  • cooking/hobbies
  • peer pressure
  • self care
  • goal setting & achievement
  • healthy bodies/healthy minds
  • family relationships
  • dating violence


  • guest speakers
  • friendship bracelets
  • girls store
  • letter writing & card making
  • making smoothies & cookies
  • field trips
  • tie-dye shirts
  • hygiene kits

Age groups:

5th grade group, 6th grade group, 7th grade group, 8th grade group, High School group

Specialty groups:

Black Girl Magic, F.U.N., Mariposa

Fall Semester Time, Day, & Facilitator:

  • 5th grade:  Tuesdays/Martes, 3:15 – 4:45 p.m. [FULL, waitlist available}  |  Facilitated by Sy’Anne
  • 6th grades: Wednesday/Miercoles, 4 – 5:30 p.m.  |  Facilitated by Berenice
  • 7th grade:  Mondays/Lunes, 4 – 5:30 p.m.  |  Facilitated by Berenice
  • 8th  grades:  Mondays/Lunes, 4 – 5:30 p.m.  |  Facilitated by Sy’Anne
  • High School (9th – 12th grades):  Wednesday/Miercoles, 4 – 5:30 p.m.  |  Facilitated by Elhondra
  • Black Girl Magic (8th – 10th grades): Thursdays/Jueves, 4 – 5:30 p.m.  |  Facilitated by Elhondra
  • Feminists United Now (FUN) / Fecha Y Horario se Determinara Pronto (9th – 12th grades): Day and time TBD/Día y hora por determinar  |  Facilitated by Empowerment Staff
  • Mariposa (7th – 10th grades): Thursdays/Jueves, 4 – 5:30 p.m.  |  Facilitated by Irma


To register for an After School Group, please complete the following registration form below.

All groups are filled on a first come, first served basis until the group reaches capacity. Facilitator will contact you when your form is received. / Todos los grupos se llenan por orden de llegada hasta que el grupo alcanza su capacidad. El líder se comunicará con usted cuando reciba su formulario.

If you have any questions or need assistance please contact [email protected].  or call the YWRC at 515.244.4901. / Si tiene alguna pregunta o necesita ayuda, comuníquese [email protected]  o llame al YWRC al 515.244.4901.


After School Group Sign Up

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.
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY


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