Youth Programs

YWCA Olympia Youth Programs

Youth Action Circle


Our Youth Action Circle (formerly Social Justice Club) is a network of youth who care about social justice, learning and taking action in our community. The Youth Action Circle is currently meeting in person on Mondays from 4:00-6:00 in person at Friendship Hall at the YWCA on 220 Union Ave SE.

The YAC will offer a different topic every 8 weeks. We will start with a little framing and background on the 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.

On week 4 and week 8 we will do volunteer work in our community and at the end of each series will have a dance party!

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! On the third Friday of every month.

The next one will be on Friday November 19th at 6:30pm IN PERSON!!!

We will be watching episodes that center COMMUNICATION, specifically about consent and racial “code switching”.


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).

Stay tuned for the Queer Valentine’s dance party!




Youth Game Night

Join us for our online monthly game night!

Every second Tuesday of every month 5-7pm

Start date COMING 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.



Change Your World Camp

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A week long camp hosted by Girls Without Limits! for young people to learn how they can impact change through grassroots activism and legislative advocacy. 2021 dates TBD!





  1. ShaMarica Scott, Youth Council Navigator at
  2. Madeline 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.