Youth Programs

YWCA Olympia Youth Programs


Social Justice Action Club

Our Youth Social Justice Action Club (formerly Youth Action Board) is a network of youth who care about social justice, learning and taking action in our community. The Youth Social Justice Action Club is currently meeting online on Thursdays from 4:30-5:30. Interested in joining? Fill out our interest form!

Stay connected by following us on Instagram: @ywca_oly_sjactionclub


Social Justice Movie Night

We are currently offering a monthly Social Justice Movie Night on the fourth Friday of every month. These will be held online until it is safe to meet in person. 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 Social Justice Series

Join us for this three part Social Justice workshop series for 8th-12th graders! During the youth “Let’s Talk” series, we will offer a different topic each time, 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.

Next series dates TBD!



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!



Questions? Contact ShaMarica Scott, Youth Council Navigator 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.