YWCA Duluth is committed to providing hands-on educational opportunities and supportive relationships for youth and their families. We offer leadership, STEM, mentoring, financial literacy, academic, career, and life skill education through a racial, social justice lens at several sites throughout the Twin Ports.
Through Girls Inc., girls take risks, discover their inherent strengths, learn to value themselves and create long-lasting mentorship relationships in a pro-girl environment. This data-driven programming helps girls traverse complex gender, economic and social barriers to find success.
YWCA Duluth’s Girl Power! program is an after school, lunch, and summer day camp program dedicated to cultivating future leaders. YWCA Duluth is a partner of Girls Inc. at YWCA Minneapolis. Through this partnership, Girl Power! uses nationally accredited Girls Inc. leadership curriculum, STEM (science technology engineering math) activities and experiments, race and gender justice activities, economic and media literacy education, field trips, academic support and much more! We work hard to provide our participants with a variety of engaging and empowering experiences that leave them feeling strong, smart, and bold!
Sustainable Polymers: Plastics of the Future for a Green, Clean World is an inquiry-based science curriculum focusing on the following concepts: materials; plastics; reduce, use, recycle; and the work of scientists and engineers. The curriculum is designed to build foundational skills of science and engineering: observation, asking questions, sorting and classifying, and communicating. The curriculum contains six learning modules intended for delivery in out-of-school time facilitated by an educator.
Girl Power! Summer Camp is an eight week day camp for girls in the Twin Ports area, age 8-14. Engaging activities around leadership, STEM, outdoor education, healthy choices, economic literacy, post-secondary options, and more expand girls’ idea of what’s possible while helping to reduce summer learning loss.
We provide innovative curriculum designed to entertain, motivate, and educate young minds in a secure learning environment. Spirit Valley’s teaching staff are certified in early childhood development and we maintain the lowest teach-to-child ratio.
We also have a supportive housing program which provides housing for mothers ages 16-21 a safe place to live and supportive services for approximately 12 to 16 months. Our goal is to stabilize young moms and and put them on the path to self-sufficiency.