Adversaries to Allies creates an active coalition of girls, provides activities and facilitation for group discussions, and supplies girls with a foundation for social change. Objectives include increasing the knowledge on social issues for young women today, how to connect and communicate with other women in a healthier way, and empower women to be true to themselves no matter the social pressures, anxieties, and expectations that are put upon them. Employment Services are provided to low-income, unemployed and underemployed adults in Bucks County in both group and individual sessions. Facilitated by the YWCA Employment Staff, the program provides information dissemination, interviewing techniques, resume writing and the development of tangible job search skills. Financial Literacy classes assist low-income adults acquire the practical, realistic knowledge and skills needed to better manage their finances and move toward financial independence and self-sufficiency. The program is delivered in both English and Spanish by Family Center staff along with community banking professionals.
We teach girls to exercise the power of their voice
Women and Girls Empowerment - YWCA Bucks County
This is a matter of basic human rights. In order to emerge from their teen years as strong, happy, and confident young women, girls must learn to successfully navigate peer pressure and negative messages about girlhood and womanhood. These influences have the potential to negatively impact their self-esteem, identity development, health behaviors and ability to make positive life decisions. Girls' empowerment programs can substantially undercut delinquency and victimization of girls. These programs identify the risk factors associated with female adolescent problem behaviors, such as failure to complete high school, teen pregnancy and parenting, low self esteem and prior victimization, to help prevent girls from entering the juvenile justice system.
7 female activists under 23 who are changing the world
Whether it's leading a national conversation about gun control or fighting for girls' education and gender equality around the world, an increasing number of young women are stepping forward as change agents. To keep the momentum going, this year's theme for International Women's Day is centered around PressforProgress and urges women of all generations to to use their voices to make a difference. Below are just a few of the young female leaders leading national and international conversations about some of the world's most critical issues:. Just days after a gunman opened fire at her school and killed 17 of her peers, Florida high school senior Emma Gonzalez used her voice to call national attention to gun law reform.
Show Hide Categories. Opening Minds. Mental health is a critical component to our overall wellness and this is especially true for adolescent girls and women. Our amazing line up of engaging speakers will hold workshops on the mental health impact of violence against women, bullying, and low self-esteem. Space is limited, so please secure your spot today by registering at: www.