208 guests celebrated all things period/feminist/body positive at the Menstrual Social on Feb. 13th! 
Every girl deserves a life of possibilities.                    ´╗┐March 2018
 
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We are excited to recognize Margaret Jensen Connet this month as our Volunteer Spotlight! She has been involved with the YWRC since 1977, before our official founding. We're grateful for her continued support and passion. 
 
"Nothing shines like a young woman who suddenly gets it and knows she can survive and be strong."
  
 
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Saturday, April 14, 2018 
5:30 at the Ron Pearson Center

Honoring Dr. Deborah Ann Turner
Co-Chaired by Maria Volante and Georgette Longnecker
 
Join us for this 40th Anniversary celebration! The YWRC Gala is a night of fun and fundraising to support girls and young women of Greater Des Moines. The evening includes a silent auction, wine pull, delicious dinner, raffle, awards, program and live auction. 
 
 
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For girls going into 6th grade - high school
 
During summer programs, girls spend time with peers in a supportive environment, have fun and learn more about what it means to be a healthy young woman. Each week includes a variety of educational lessons, field trips, games and crafts to help them gain confidence. 
 
Summer Programs are FREE and include field trips, hands on activities and speakers. Lunch and transportation (within 7 mile radius) provided.
 
 
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40th Anniversary Volunteers
Interested in being part of our 40th Anniversary celebration? We'd love to have you join us! Volunteers may help with event preparation promotions, mailings and more.  
 
Ready to get involved? Contact Sarah Mowitz via email or by calling 515-244-4901 for more information or with any questions.
 
 
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, gender-specific issues and role models.
 
New Bollywood Film About Rural Innovator Spotlights Menstrual Health, Women's Rights, United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, February 8, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
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