Our July 7th and 8th grade Summer Program group had a blast on Period Party day - capes and all!
Every girl deserves a life of possibilities.                    ´╗┐August 2017
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We are excited to celebrate Anne M. Howsare Boyens, YWRC Board of Directors member since June 2015. Anne proves to be a great role model of perseverance, hard work and uplifting others for our girls and young women. Her energy, work ethic and commitment to the YWRC are a true asset to our board and community.   
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Did you know we provide Empowerment and Young Moms programming within schools throughout Greater Des Moines? 
Last school year, our Empowerment team led 5th grade - High School groups in 36 schools. During the same time, our Young Moms team led groups in 6 schools focused on pregnancy, childbirth, parenting and life skills. These groups are in addition to our special client-centric events, Afterschool groups and programs held at our facility. 
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Monday, October 2  |  5:30 & 8 p.m. seating times
47 local celebrities have joined us to host our 8th Annual
Celebrity Servers Night at Centro and Django restaurants!
Celebrity Servers is a fun night out with friends to celebrate and support the young women of the YWRC. Tickets are $45 and include a three course meal, gratuity and an unforgettable evening. Space is limited; reserve a seat with your favorite Server today!
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Help sort and organize item donations:
Volunteer your time to help us organize baby clothing, diapers, formula, feminine hygiene products and more so our girls have easy access to the resources they need.  
Provide a meal for 40 Young Moms and their children:
This meal includes a main dish, a side salad or veggie/fruit, bread and a gallon of milk. Dessert is optional. 
Interested? Email Sarah Mowitz or call 515-244-4901 for more info.
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.
Talking to Boys the Way We Talk to Girls, New York Times, June 15, 2017
Kenyan Girls to Fly to Google HQ After Inventing App to End FGMThomson Reuters Foundation, July 24, 2017
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