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Every girl deserves a life of possibilities.                    September 2016
Article ImageThis month we are celebrating one of our young moms, Cassie.
“The entire staff at the YWRC is so proud of Cassie and all of her accomplishments. She has shown that success is truly achieved when you persevere in the face of obstacles. She is an amazing mother, peer and woman.” - Ashley, YWRC Childbirth and Perinatal Specialist  
We are excited to see Cassie continue to succeed as a young woman and a mom. Learn more about Cassie on our blog.  
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After School groups have resumed!
Our 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th and high school groups meet once a week at the YWRC. Each group starts with a snack and time to share 'happys and crappys' of their last week. Groups then participate in activities designed to increase knowledge and awareness of self-esteem, healthy relationships, body image and reproductive health.
For example, earlier this week the high school group worked together to create a safe, inclusive environment by creating their 'Group Promises'. 
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Monday, September 26  |  5:30 and 8 p.m. 
7th Annual Celebrity Servers Night  |  Centro and Django restaurants
Seats are filling fast - get your ticket(s) online todayGuests may choose a celebrity server to be seated with or an 'Open Ticket' to be assigned a seat by staff. Tickets are $40 per guest and include a three course meal.
Ways to Get Involved
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Water Station Volunteers
Sunday, October 16  |  7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
As a way to say 'thank you' to Chris Burch and the Des Moines Marathon team for supporting our Hit the Ground Running program, we will be volunteering at and running one of the water stations during the marathon. Volunteers will be provided with a YWRC t-shirt and will help with set up, filling and handing out water cups, cheering and tear down. 
Interested? Contact Sonia via email or at 515.244.4901.
In Case You Missed It...
This section is dedicated to articles and news featuring topics such as self-esteem, empowerment, positive body image, young moms and role models.
Meet the 2016 Women of Influence honorees, Business Record, August 1, 2016
She Swam to Escape Syria. Now She'll Swim in Rio., The New York Times, August 1, 2016 
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