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SELF-CARE SUMMIT 2024

A Transformative event brought to you through a partnership between SWAG (Strong Women Achieving Greatness) and YWCA Spokane. This event centers a self-care celebration around young women of color living in and around the Spokane area.

What: 2024 Self-Care Summit

  • When: Saturday, Jan 6th, 2024, 11:00am – 2:30pm

  • Where: HIVE, 2904 E Sprague Ave, Spokane, WA 99202

  • Who: For youth ages 11-17 years old

  • Cost: No fee to attend, all costs are covered by a local sponsor

  • Provided by: SWAG & YWCA Spokane

  • Questions: Contact Lizbeth Reyes, YWCA Prevention Coordinator at 509-370-9024 or email lizbethr@ywcaspokane.org

  • Sign up: Online registration is required to participate

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PREPARING FOR GREATNESS

This event is centered around equipping and empowering participants with self-regulation tools and resources.

For Girls 13-18 yrs old

  • No fee to attend!

  • Walk away with tools and resources to help develop self-regulation skills.

  • Special workshops centered around self-monitoring, self-instruction, goal setting, and self-reinforcement.

  • Brunch provided.

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A FREE EMPOWERMENT SUMMER CAMP FOR YOUTH

Transformations Camp is a week long camp held in the summer at YWCA Spokane

930 N Monroe St

Any young person, 11-16 years of age, regardless of their gender is welcome to sign up to join this camp as long as they are comfortable in a space that centers the experience of individuals who identify as young women of color.

2023 Camp Registration Options

This year, we will be offering two Transformations Camps, one in July and one in August. Each will have 20 available slots. Once the available slots are full, we will begin a waitlist.

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MAPPING YOUR FUTURE

Saturday, February 25 | 12:00-5:00 PM | The Community School

girlConNW, created and hosted by Girl Scouts of Eastern WA and Northern ID, is the premier girl development experience in this region. This annual event aims to inspire the next generation of women leaders. Through break-out sessions, keynote speakers, and professional development, girls learn about various careers and make connections that will help them on the road to their future.

This year's girlConNW "Finding Me in 2023" focuses on mapping your future. We invite girls, ages 12-18, to participate in this one-day event that allows them to learn from women professionals across our region. Our presenters will discuss their career choices and the pathways they took to get there. We start the event with a motivating Keynote Speaker. Girls will then choose from a diverse list of topics and attend break-out sessions. They will have time to connect with each other during a fun open session and end their day listening to an inspiring closing presentation.

This event is FREE to ALL girls grades 6-12 interested in mapping their future.

  • Hear from change-makers in engineering, climate change, aviation, entrepreneurship, fitness, and so much more!

  • Choose from a variety of topics, participate in small group sessions, and learn about the career fields you are interested in.

  • Meet representatives from Universities, Community Colleges and Trade Schools that can help you on your path to success.

  • Participate in fun activities and have a chance to win some awesome prizes in an adventurous break-time between sessions.

  • Leave girlConNW feeling inspired, empowered, energized and ready to be in the driver seat on the road to your future.

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SELF-CARE CELEBRATION

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

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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.

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