Youth Programs

YWCA Olympia Youth Programs

YOUTH ART AUCTION!

We are the Youth Action Circle of the YWCA Olympia, and we are auctioning local youth art to raise funds for houseless encampment supplies in the Olympia area.

We put out a request for youth art donations for this fundraiser. We hope you enjoy the art pieces and are able to support this cause!

Welcome to our auction! Please bid on the items below or consider making a donation here!

 

 

 

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.

We 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.

Interested in joining? Fill out our interest form!

Stay connected by following us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ywca_oly_youthactioncircle/

 

Social Justice Movie Night

 

 

 

 

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

Summer 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).

Summer 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!

 

 

Questions?

Contact

Teal Farias, Social Justice Program Coordinator at mfarias@ywcaofolympia.org

 

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.

INVEST IN YOUTH!