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Our Voices Blog

Stories, Views & Resources

Welcome to the Our Voices blog, where we share voices throughout YWCA Minneapolis, including the stories from members and participants whose lives are changed by YWCA. The stories will give you a closer look at the work we do, and the people who are equipped to create brighter futures for themselves and their families.

View posts by topic: Racial Justice and Public Policy, Early Childhood Education, Girls and Youth, Health and Wellness, YWCA Changemakers

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Empowering Girls: ASPIRE 2023 Conference

October 16, 2023

From September 18-21, the heart of downtown Minneapolis witnessed an influx of red as our national partner, Girls Inc., took center stage at their annual conference. ASPIRE, a renowned national...

Empowering Youth: Celebrating Sexual Health Awareness

September 27, 2023

In honor of Sexual Health Awareness Month, we’re thrilled to spotlight an inspiring collaboration between two of our YWCA Minneapolis Girls and Youth programs: Contact Plus and Girls Inc. Eureka!...

Celebrating the Strength in All Women at the 14th Annual Women’s Triathlon

August 18, 2023

By 8:00 am on the morning of August 13, over 900 women and non-binary triathletes were gathered at Lake Nokomis to compete in the 14th annual YWCA Women’s Triathlon. As...

Camp “Float” with Girls Inc.

August 11, 2023

Over five days, ten of our Girls Inc. Eureka! youth put their science, engineering and creative minds to work and created milk carton floats! Thanks to all who supported this...

Go Solar by Cooking with the Sun and More!

July 28, 2023

YWCA Minneapolis Beacons Summer Program and Strong Fast Fit (SFF) collaborated with GoSolar! Kidz this summer! They learned about solar energy, how to cultivate it, its different uses and how...

Eureka! Alum Grace Nominated for a Posse Scholarship

June 22, 2023

Last year, The Posse Foundation partnered with YWCA Minneapolis Girls and Youth Department. The foundation is a national organization identifying public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential...