A special once a year self-care celebration event centered around young women of color.
When: Saturday, December 17th, 2022 from 11am – 2:30pm
Where: The HIVE, 2904 E Sprague Ave, Spokane, WA 99202
What: A special one day event for youth held over the winter break that is focused on self-care, mental health, healthy relationships, and belonging.
Who: 50 young people ages 11-16 years old are invited to attend. Regardless of their gender, any young person is welcome to sign up as long as they are comfortable in a space that centers the experience of individuals who identify as young women of color.
Why: During a time when many feel lonely and isolated, are affected by the weather and seasonal depression, and may be navigating challenges over the holiday season, this event is intended to offer a special window of time where young people can focus on caring for themselves. This event also provides an opportunity to build community between youth and connect with additional opportunities such as YWCA Spokane’s Youth Leadership Council and Teen Dating Violence Action Month campaign happening this coming February.
Cost: There is no fee to attend as all costs are covered by a local sponsor.
How To Sign Up: Registration is now closed. We are only accepting waitlist submissions at this time through the below form.
Included: Enjoy brunch and a hot cocoa bar while engaging in special workshops and speakers talking about belonging,
hair care, healthy relationships, and mental health support
Participation Reward: Walk away with a goodie bag filled with self-care items at the end of the day
TREE PLANTING CEREMONY
The Susie Forest will plant a tree at Rogers High School in honor of SWAG participants and former Rogers High School principal, Lori Wyborney.
Trees provide beauty and reminds us that "life goes on and starts anew". Each SWAG participant will have the opportunity to share their future hopes and dreams and attach them to the tree, with the branches carrying these aspirations far and high. This tree also serves as a reminder to SWAG participants that they will always have roots here in Spokane.
Prior to the dedication, a land acknowledgement will be performed by Idella King.