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.
Moving On To Middle School
Who: Girls going into 6th grade
When: June 13th – June 17th -or- July 18th – July 22nd
Learn about: Empowerment, Middle School Fears + More!
Sisters of Summer
Who: Girls going into 7th and 8th grade
When: June 20th – June 24th -or- July 25th – July 29th
Who: Girls going into 9th through 12th grade
When: June 27th – July 1st
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.
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.