During summer programs, girls can come spend time with others in a supportive environment, have fun and learn more about what it means to be a healthy young woman. These programs are created for girls going into 6th grade through high school in or around the Des Moines area. Each week includes a variety of educational lessons, field trips, games and crafts to help them gain confidence in who they are. Portions of the week will include guest speakers, tours, Climb Iowa on Fridays and other special activities.
(2017 Summer Programs have now come to an end.
Stay tuned for the 2018 schedule.)
Moving On To Middle School
Who: Girls going into 6th grade
When: June 12th – June 16th -or-
July 17th – July 21st
Learn about: Empowerment, Middle School Fears + More!
Sisters of Summer
Who: Girls going into 7th and 8th grade
When: June 19th – June 23rd -or-
July 24th – July 28th
Who: Girls going into 9th through 12th grade
When: June 26th – June 30th
Learn about: Empowerment, Relationship Building, Resiliency
All Summer Programs are free and include field trips, hands on activities, and speakers. Lunch and transportation are provided.
Space is limited. To register, please call 515.244.4901 and talk with an Empowerment team member.
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.
Mariposa, meaning “butterfly,” is a weekly after school group designed exclusively for Latina young women in middle and high schools throughout Des Moines.
Sheroes Young Women’s Philanthropy Institute is for high school girls who aspire to become leaders in the community through volunteerism and philanthropy.