Many of the programs listed below
are offered at no charge to participants.
For more information on all YWCA Youth and Family programs
call Cyndi Ritter or Valerie Cumming at the YWCA, 234-7589 or
e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wize Girlz is a program for 6th, 7th and 8th grade girls which provides positive activities designed to support and educate. Through year-round programming, staff provide varied group activities which engage young women in learning, recreational and skill building experiences. Examples of activities include service learning projects in the community, STEM activities, fun with fitness, visits to college campuses for tours and information to encourage goal setting, and field trips to local businesses and agencies to increase awareness on careers and higher education.
Girls can join Wize Girlz at any time during the school year for only $10. Transportation, snacks and activities are offered at no additional cost. Call Valerie Cumming or Cyndi Ritter at 319-234- 7589.
Partially funded by the RJ McElroy Trust.
Summer Wize Girlz
A nine-week day camp program for
This interactive program encourages
creativity and imagination.
An education and support group for parents ages 20 to 30. Parents will meet others in similar parenting situations, learn more about educational and employment opportunities, develop strategies for self-sufficiency and positive parenting, and learn about child development and how to prepare their children to be ready for school. New opportunities include a monthly support circle to discuss needs and concerns in a confidential setting and a wellness component. Participants will be able to try a variety of fitness classes to see which might benefit them the most on a regular basis and they will receive information on nutrition, health and wellness.
Participants earn attendance points to purchase family need items. Regular information groups meet second and fourth Wednesday each month from 4:30-5:45 p.m. For information on upcoming women’s support circles and wellness activities offered in the fall, please contact us.
No pre-registration for the program is required, and a meal/snacks, childcare and transportation are provided at no cost.
For more information contact Cyndi Ritter at 319-234-7589.
Partially funded by RJ McElroy Trust and the Guernsey Foundation.
Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Tuesdays & Fridays 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Please call 319-234-7589 to schedule an appointment. (Spanish spoken.)
Partially funded by the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa.
Nuestro personal bilingue ofrece servicios a las familias que no hablan inglés o aquellos que trabajan con la comunidad Latina. Estos incluyen traducción, interpretación, intermediación y asistencia con el trabajo. La mayoria de los serviocios son gratuitos. Se pueden aplicar algunos gastos.
Lunes, Miercoles y Jueves 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Martes y Viernes 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Por favor llame al 319-234-7589 para pedir una cita. (Se habla español.)
Subvencionado parcialmente por El Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa.
English Class FREE!
Language, Advocacy, Resources and Support
For all individuals who are not proficient in English. Come and learn English together with others from the community. This group also provides community resource information, community activities, wellness information and group support. We provide free transportation, child care, and a convenient schedule.
Mondays 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Wednesdays 6:15-7:30 p.m.
Classes are ongoing. You can begin at any time. For more information, please call 319-234-7589. (Spanish spoken.)
Partially funded by the Cedar Valley United Way, Guernsey Foundation, and the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa. In collaboration with the UNI Department of Languages and Literatures, providing UNI students to assist with lesson planning and as conversation partners during our English classes.
Clase de Inglés
Lunes de 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Miercoles de 6:15-7:30 p.m.
Las clases se ofrecen todo el año. Puede empezar en cualquier momento. Para más información, por favor llame a 319-234-7589. (Se habla español.)
Parcialmente financiado por Cedar Valley United Way, el Guernsey Foundation, y el Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa.
Young Women on the Move
This annual interactive conference is held each spring and provides a day of fun and information for middle-school aged girls. Breakout sessions are designed to explore areas such as self-image, career, decision making and fitness.
Watch for announcements at your school or check with your school counselor.
Young Women on the Move is free for participants but preregistration is required.