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Young Women of Toledo
Young Women Circle is an opportunity for intersectional and young females ages 15 to 26 to share, discuss, and debate constructively to help build empowerment. YWC strives to emulate our three pillars to Educate, Engage, and Empower through diversity & inclusion while advocating for women’s economic empowerment.
YW includes various activities throughout the Fall & Spring seasons such as opportunities to be part of the Genius Circle Series Program, Apprenticeship (serve as Task team), the Talking Circles and GroupMe Networks, attend our Power Hour and Advocacy Seminars, Mentorship and Volunteerism. **see below under activities and program calendar.
Opportunity for High School: Start your own YWOT chapter at your school! If you’re interested in starting a YWOT chapter in your school, we’d love to connect and help you! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Young Women of Toledo (YWOT)
The organization works to transform young girls and women, especially underserved and marginalized populations through programs that coach and mentor those in need of professional and personal development. The organization’s focus is on collaboration with area organizations and institutions to build a strong community of diversity and inclusion. In addition, the organization provides a platform where young girls and women can find their voices and share their stories.
Our Young Women circle initiative offers an opportunity for intersectional and young women ages 12 to 26 to share, discuss and debate constructively to help build empowerment. Through our youth efforts, we have created spaces where intersectional and marginalized young women can interact while supported by our mentor’s circle and women leaders in the community. Creating intersectional spaces, based on non-hierarchical and anti-oppression frameworks, allows for the emergence of transformational leadership that draws on the contributions of all generations.
Our Young Women Circles is centered on the following values:
Strength: Affirmed and strengthened in a caring circle, gain esteem, confidence, and power to live according to their true values.
Purpose: By participating in meaningful, gender-relevant discussions and capacity-building activities, women reinforce their vital roles within the community and society.
Growth: Young Women grow through and toward relationships as they share diverse strengths and capabilities that shape their lives and their communities.
Skills: Through discussions and creative social activities, women address and build skills in the areas of relationships, self-care, clarifying purpose, goal setting, money, conflicts, skills in work and professional life, and more.
By supporting a variety of young women to join in a participatory exchange of knowledge, experiences, and skills, we create spaces that foster unique opportunities for innovation mentorship, learning, and action planning. It is in these brave and positive spaces that leadership can be nurtured and supported to learn from the past and reflect on the present to create a more equitable future.
Empowering communities builds collective resilience. And resilience is like a muscle that you can build. It is just a matter of knowing how. Our organization hopes to continue to thrive in supporting and advancing the young women's community by building resilience while helping improve our youth's Intelligent Quotient (IQ), Emotional Intelligent (EI), and Consciousness (CQ). Therefore, we expand our young women program and services in different spaces in schools, youth organizations, and groups that are interested to lean in for support from our organization.
Program & Services for Young Women & Girls
Mentorships: Mentorships are the key driver of success, yet many young women especially people of color have a harder time finding mentors, especially ones with influence. The goal of each session is for our Mentors and Mentees to fully capitalize on the opportunity and ability to connect, communicate and collaborate with more women and influential leaders in our community. “You can’t be what you can’t see”, said Motivational speaker, Jay Shetty. This session can be in a one-on-one session or group setting.
G.I.R.L Force: Together, our task team, young women, and girls’ leaders create a G.I.R.L force team and organize the International Day of the Girls. On December 19, 2011, United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 66/170 to declare October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child, to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world. The International Day of the Girl Child focuses attention on the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights.
GirlEntrepreuner: A program opportunity to engage with any young women and girls that admired the entrepreneurial spirit. We also know entrepreneurs help develop a mindset that enables opportunity identification, innovations, value creation, and problem-solving. Through our GirlEntrepreuner efforts, young women will have the opportunity to develop a mindset like an entrepreneur in their daily life and support their career aspirations.
Girls Hub: A STEAM program for girls and young women ages 12 to 24. Through classes in carpentry, architecture, and activist art, we aim to support and equip a community of fearless youth. Read more here: Girls Hub
Apprenticeship and Fellowship: TBA
FAQ: Who is your target Youth?
We serve and welcome ALL Girls and Young Women, ages 12 to 26 in the Northwest Ohio & Southeast Michigan areas. Our program focus to serve intersectional, and BIPOC, and working to also provide a welcoming 'brave space' for non-binary and gender expansive youth.
We define BIPOC as people of color, we include Black/African American, African, Indigenous, Latinx, multi-racial, Asian, Asian American, Caribbean, Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern, North African, and Arab girls and their communities.