Healthy Pathways Project
Empowering youth to choose wisely, to build healthy relationships, and to find their voices creates a foundation for youth to succeed in school, in their future careers, and in relationships, and to thrive into adulthood.
YW’s Healthy Pathways Project works with youth—and their families—to help them make the healthy choices that will follow them throughout their lives. What began as simple nutrition and fitness education for girls, Healthy Pathways Project has grown to include enrichment, leadership, and empowerment for girls, interactive cooking classes for families, and fitness for preschool children.
Healthy Choices for Girls
A vital component of YWCA Tri-County Area’s mission is the empowerment of girls. Healthy Choices provides mentoring and leadership activities for adolescent girls who are coming of age, discovering their self-identities, challenging parents and teachers, and forging new relationships. Healthy Choices guides girls in learning leadership skills, establishing health and wellness habits, and building relationships with peers and adults. Healthy Choices for Girls has a demonstrated positive impact on the lives of 400 girls each year, helping them build the confidence, self-esteem, and well-being to achieve in peer, family and school relationships, in academics, and in future educational and career pursuits.
Healthy Pathways Programs
Great Girls Today
A program for 4th-6th grade girls packed full of all things GIRL.
Fitting in, Managing Stress and Frustration, Relationships, Body Image, Staying Healthy, Getting and Staying fit, Working out with friends, Planning for the future today, Prizes, Crafts, and MORE! Dress comfortably & wear sneakers! Sessions include FUN fitness!
2nd & 4th Wednesdays of each month from 6—8pm
10/10, 10/24, 11/14, 11/28, 12/12, 12/19, 1/16,
1/30, 2/13, 2/27, 3/13, 3/27, 4/10, 4/24, 5/8, 5/22
YWCA Tri-County Area
300 King St, Pottstown PA 19464
*New this year! Girl-led fundraising opportunities will offset program costs.
Girls in Charge
7th and 8th grade girls
Yoga! Zumba! Prizes! Snacks! Crafts! Laughter! Fun! Friends
Program filled with all things healthy GIRL! If relationships, body image, making healthy choices, cooking, getting fit, fitting in, managing stress and frustration, and planning for your future interest you, we want to hear what you have to say!
Registered GIC participants are also able to join us at YW3CA for Career Exploration on the following Wednesdays: 10/24, 11/28, 12/19, 1/30, 2/27, 3/27, 4/24, 5/22
- Pottstown Middle School—Day 1 & Day 3, Club Period **This Program is FULL.**
- Pottsgrove Middle School—Mondays & Wednesdays, 9th Period
- Owen J. Roberts Middle School—Thursday Afterschool Club, 4:00 Activity Bus Schedule
Girls Take the Lead
A program for 9th – 12th grade girls designed by you, for you. As a group, you will guide the topics, plan a community event, and you will LEAD the way to something magnificent while engaging in a meaningful leadership, health and nutrition and character development journey together! What’s not to love?
This programming takes place at specific school locations. Students MUST attend the school listed to participate in the program.
Dates are still being planned; however, we anticipate serving girls in the following school districts either during the day or afterschool.
Boyertown High School, Norristown High School, Owen J. Roberts High School, Pottstown High School, Pottsgrove High School