Girls Circle

Girls Circle allowed me to have a safe place, free of worry. It’s the only place I can talk about what’s really going on with me.”

E-mail Monica Anney, Girls Health and Safety Coordinator at for information about upcoming groups.

Girls Circle is an evidence based after-school program designed to improve the health and well-being of adolescent girls.  

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Certified facilitators lead interactive discussions and activities on various topics including:

  • Relationships With Peers
  • Healthy Self-Expression
  • Honoring Diversity
  • Health & Wellness Practices, Body Image
  • Family Dynamics
  • Building Self-Esteem

Why YWCA Olympia? YWCA Olympia is uniquely qualified to deliver gender-responsive services to women and girls. We’ve delivered Girls Circle to 1,000+ young women in our community and we are part of the largest multi-cultural social justice organization in the nation. We are the original authority on serving and supporting women and girls. Read YWCA CEO Hillary Soens’ Op-Ed in the 04/21/15 issue of The Olympian about Girls Circle.

Why join? Girls Circle helps increase confidence and resilience in young women and allows you to discover and use YOUR authentic voice. Read the words of a Girls Circle Member.

How do we register or get involved?  Contact Monica Anney at or 360-352-0593 to learn more.

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Does Girls Circle have a leader? Girls Circles are facilitated by caring women who are passionate about empowering young women and girls. Facilitators have current background checks, have been certified by the One Circle Foundation (the Girls Circle creators), and have extensive experience working with youth.

Who collaborates to provide Girls Circle? Girls Circle is a partnership between YWCA Olympia and local Thurston County School districts.

Who funds the program? Girls Circle is supported by a generous grant from the Junior League of Olympia and individual donors like YOU.

  How can I invest in girls? Your tax-deductible donation will provide a safe space to develop healthy and resilient girls that thrive!




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