YWCA is a national organization with chapters in nearly every state in the U.S.
Their mission is to eliminate racism and empower women while strengthening community engagement.
“While we serve all people we particularly focus on, ‘how do we help young women make good choices so they can lead healthy, productive lives,'” Beth Chandler, President of YWCA Boston said.
There are nine YWCA location in Massachusetts, including one in Springfield. They offer workshops for women between the ages of 13 and 24.
Participants can learn about physical and emotional health, as well as public service and civic responsibility.
The group prides itself on promoting youth-driven programs that are centered around public safety and mutual respect.
To learn more about YWCA programs in your area check here.