After School Groups

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After School Programs

The Young Women’s Resource Center holds weekly After School Groups for young women in 5th to 12th grades in the 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.

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
  • past field trips: Blank Park Zoo, Monkey Joe’s, Val Lanes bowling, Climb Iowa
  • hula hooping
  • tie-dye shirts
  • hygiene kits

Age group

5th grade group, 6th grade group, 7th grade group, 8th grade group, HS group

Time, Day & Facilitator

5th: Tuesdays:  after school – 3:15 – 4:45 p.m.   |  Facilitated by Chelsea
6th: Thursdays:  after school – 4 – 5:30 p.m.  |  Facilitated by Irma
7th: Thursdays:  after school – 4 – 5:30 p.m.  |  Facilitated by Jessica
8th: Tuesdays:  after school – 4 – 5:30 p.m.  |  Facilitated by Jessica
High School: Mondays: after school – 4 – 5:30 p.m.  |  Facilitated by Frieda


To register for an After School Group, please contact the group facilitator by clicking on their name above or by calling 515.244.4901.


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