On Thursday, March 12, Gov. Tom Wolf issued an order that requires the closure of all public and private Montgomery County schools including their transportation systems beginning Friday, March 13, through March 31. This order includes schools of all types, such as pre-K, higher education and private schools. This includes Montgomery County Community College, the planned location for All.Girl! Leadership & Wellness Convention. As of March 16, All.Girl! Convention will be postponed indefinitely. We are working diligently with Montgomery County Community College to secure a future date. YW’s Youth Empowerment programming, which take place in school facilities, have also been suspended through March 31.
To our knowledge, no one connected to YW has been infected with the Novel COVID-19 virus; however, we are using this time to thoroughly clean and sanitize all facilities. Please know the health and safety of our program participants and their families, and of our staff, volunteers, and vendors, is of our utmost concern.
YWCA Tri-County Area (YW3CA) is proud to present our 5th Annual All.Girl! Leadership and Wellness Convention, to be held Saturday, April 25, 2020 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at Montgomery County Community College West Campus in Pottstown.
The convention intends to educate and empower over 150 girls, grades 3-12 and beyond on a variety of topics that address health, wellness, leadership, character development and more! This year we’re encouraging girls to PAUSE, BREATHE and ACHIEVE in an effort to motivate positive decision making, self-care and risk avoidance.
Grouped by grade level, attendees will join workshops on topics such as stress management, self resiliency, leadership, environmental sustainability, financial literacy, social change, and conflict management.
It is our aim that your daughter walk away with a new sense of determination and grit, understanding that she can make a difference in her own life and others around her while cultivating new friendships and strengthening old ones.
YWCA Tri-County Area (YW3CA)’s Youth Empowerment Program is a leader in empowering young girls to live boldly and choose wisely, teaching them how to make healthy choices in all aspects of their lives – socially, emotionally, and physically.
Through YW3CA programming, girls learn to become leaders advocating for themselves and others in and around their communities with a strong emphasis and focus on cultivating ideas centered around the empowerment of women and girls and eliminating racism globally and locally.
YW3CA is proud to offer scholarships to our families and youth on an as-needed basis. Please keep in mind a limited number of scholarships are available for our Youth Programs. To request a scholarship, please click the button below.
FAMILY SOCIAL MEDIA WORKSHOP
Concerned about the impact of social media in your child’s life? Unsure how to offer guidance?
Get your questions answered and learn tips at this interactive workshop from 9:00 am – 10:00 am!
Deepen your understanding of digital parenting from an expert who works with kids and families on media issues, guides global media literacy policy, and advises media companies including Nickelodeon, PBS Kids, and Facebook.
Sherri Hope Culver serves as Director of theCenter for Media and Information Literacy at Temple University where she is an associate professor in the Klein College of Media and Communication. She regularly consults children’s media companies such as YouTube Kids and Nickelodeon and is currently working on a global media literacy research project. Sherri serves as vice-chair of the UNESCO Global Alliance on Partnerships for Media and Information Literacy and regularly presents internationally on media literacy and children’s media topics.
She is three-term past president of the National Association for Media Literacy Education. Sherri has authored and co-authored several books, including a chapter in the latest edition of “20 Questions about Youth and the Media” and the “State of Media Literacy” report published by NAMLE. She is the producer and host of the popular podcast “Kids Talk Media”.
YW3CA is also looking for volunteers who have a passion for enriching girls’ lives and helping girls find a voice. Volunteering for All.Girl! could include:
- Supporting registration (handing out t-shirts, assisting name tags, gifting each participant their YW swag bag)
- Supporting individual cohorts of girls throughout the day (making sure they get to the proper room for each session)
- Supporting session presenters
- Assisting with set up and/or clean up
We’re looking for enthusiastic, passionate, mission-focused volunteers interested in making this event a success. Full-day or half- day slots are available for volunteers:
Lunch and a t-shirt will be provided for each volunteer. Click the link below to sign up!