Youth Programs

YWCA Olympia Youth Programs

Youth Action Circle


Our Youth Action Circle is a network of youth who care about social justice, learning and taking action in our community. The Youth Action Circle just started back up!

Every Monday 4:30-6pm at the YWCA Olympia at 220 Union Ave.

We start with a little framing and background on the social justice topic, and then open up the conversation so we can all learn from each other. Because our mission at the YWCA is Eliminating Racism and Sexism, all discussions will be rooted in intersectional, feminist, anti-racism.

Interested in joining? Fill out our interest form!

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Social Justice Movie Night

We are currently offering a monthly Social Justice Movie Night followed by a discussion!

Fall dates will be announced soon!


Learn more and register here!


Youth Council

Supporting the individual and collective healing and empowerment of young people in Thurston County through individual mentorship and support. Open to all youth but centering girls, queer, trans, and non-binary youth, and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) youth. Sign up to participate here!



Youth Dance Party

Let’s build community through dance!

Dance party happening bi-monthly  at Friendship Hall at the YWCA (after social justice movie night).

Fall dates will be announced soon!







Camp LogoDifferent Canvas Camp

Different Canvas is a FREE summer camp for 8th-12th graders. This camp is open to all genders and all races, though it is curated for the youth of color experience and explores themes of healing, identity, and community through art. We will specifically be exploring what it means to heal from the impacts of historic and ongoing racism and marginalization.

July 11th – 15th

10 am – 2 pm*

Food and fieldtrips included.

*On fieldtrip days our schedule will vary.

Register here!



Change Your World Camp

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For young people to learn how they can impact change through grassroots activism and legislative advocacy. 

We will be learning and reflecting on skills that are related to more sustainable ways of living.

August 8th – 12th.

10 am – 2 pm*

Food and fieldtrips included.

*On fieldtrip days our schedule will vary.

Register here!





Teal Farias, Social Justice Program Coordinator at


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

Who funds YWCA Youth Programs? Youth Council is supported by the Cascade Pacific Action Alliance’s Medicaid Transformation Project, and individual donors like YOU.