Summer Virtual Clubs

 

 

*In response to COVID-19, we have moved all of our Summer Programs online to Virtual Clubs through the month of July. The YWRC will continue to monitor recommendations to ensure the highest safety and well-being of participants.

 

REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER VIRTUAL CLUBS IS NOW CLOSED.

 

Questions? Contact Jessica via email.  / Preguntas? Contacta a Jessica por correo electrónico

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General Description of Clubs:

Our clubs are open to those between 11 and 18 years old. The YWRC serves individuals who have been socialized and/or identify as female. Trans and nonbinary friends are welcome to join!

Downloadable YWRC Virtual Summer Clubs Flier

To Register:

Complete and submit the online registration form found below the club descriptions. We will be in contact with you shortly after we receive your registration.

Art Club

Participants going into 6th – 12th grade
Tuesdays, June 23 – July 14,  10 – 11:30 a.m.  – FULL 
Thursdays, June 25 – July 16, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Connect, gather and share art together virtually. Self-care themes will be woven into the creative activities. Some art supplies will be provided by the YWRC before Art Club begins.

 

Feminist Book Club

Participants going into 9th – 12th grade and 2020 high school grads
Mondays, June 22, June 29, July 6, July 13, 12:30 – 2 p.m.
Join YWRC facilitators for community, discussion and creative writing activities. Books and materials will be provided!

 

Mariposa Club

Participants going into 6th – 10th grade
Wednesdays, starting June 24, 12:30 – 2 p.m.
Created for those who identify and have lived experience as Latina/Latinx, this club provides a safe space to engage in games and activities centered on peer connection and exploring identity!

 

Mind and Movement Club – High School

Participants going into 9th – 12th grades
Tuesdays, starting June 23, 12:30 – 2 p.m.
Join for a club all about staying active and healthy, both physically and mentally. Activities include yoga, Zumba, dance and meditation! Summer is a great time to indulge in some “mind/body” self-care!

Black Girl Magic Club

Participants going into 7th – 9th grade
Thursdays, starting June 25, 12:30 – 2 p.m.
Created for those who identify and have lived experience as Black/African-American, this club provides a safe space to engage in games and activities centered around peer connection and exploring identity!

 

Game Club

Participants going into 6th – 12th grades
Fridays, June 26, July 3, July 10, July 17, 12:30 – 2 p.m. – FULL
Fridays, June 26, July 3, July 10, July 17, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Join to play virtual group games – a great way to unwind from the week and connect with peers. Winners receive prizes!

 

Middle School Book Club

Participants going into 7th and 8th grades
Mondays, June 22 – July 13, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Join together for a virtual book club! Participants will be able to connect, gather and read, write, and share together virtually. Books and supplies will be provided before Book Club begins.

 

Mind and Movement Club – Middle School

Participants going into 6th – 8th grades
Wednesdays, starting June 24, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Join for a club all about staying active and healthy, both physically and mentally. Activities include yoga, Zumba, dance and meditation! Summer is a great time to indulge in some “mind/body” self-care!

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All YWRC Virtual Clubs are free and include necessary supplies.  /  Todos los clubes virtuales de YWRC son gratuitos e incluyen los suministros necesarios.

 

Related Programs

  • After School Groups

    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. (Groups are currently held online and meet in a virtual space. Project-specific activity kits are provided for participants.)

  • F.U.N.

    Feminists United Now is a youth-led group working together to educate and advocate with the community on social justice issues we are passionate about.

  • Mariposa

    Mariposa, meaning “butterfly,” is a weekly after school group designed exclusively for Latina young women in middle and high schools throughout Des Moines.