Our Mariposa group learned Tae Kwon Doe self-defense techniques and practiced strength while breaking boards.
Every girl deserves a life of possibilities.                    October 2016
Article ImageThis month we are celebrating one of our supporters, Chris Burch. 
Chris, director of the IMT Des Moines Marathon, has been one of our girls’ biggest cheerleaders over the last several years through his support of our Hit the Ground Running program.
Because of his support, girls in our fall session will be participating in the IMT Des Moines Marathon 5k this Sunday. If you're on the race route, keep an eye out for our purple shirts and help to cheer them on!
Learn more about Chris on our blog.  
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Join the YWRC's Young Empowerment Partnership members for a FREE, fact-packed night of fun while you put your reproductive health
knowledge to the test to win fabulous prizes!
Tuesday, October 18  |  5:30 - 7 p.m.
at Streetcar 209 (525 E. Grand Avenue)
Put together a team of four or sign up individually to be placed on a team. RSVP to ywrc@ywrc.org with the following information: team vs. individual preference, names of participant(s) and contact email.
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Did you know we offer Young Moms programs within 6 local high schools? In one of our recent blog posts, we explain how our Young Mothers High School programs are beneficial for many of our clients. 
"Providing programming within the high schools eliminates several barriers young mothers may encounter."
Find out more about these programs at our blog post here
Ways to Get Involved
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Winter Party Item Donations
Our annual Winter Party is just around the corner and we need your help! We are looking for donations of small gifts to help our girls and young women keep cozy this winter, be prepared in school or to just boost self-esteem. Check out our Winter Party Wish List for examples of what we hope to offer them this season.
Donations are requested to be brought to the YWRC by December 7. 
Interested? Contact Sarah via email or at 515.244.4901.
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