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Empowering Women

Youth Empowerment

YWCA Youth Empowerment Program Offerings


The best way to change the future is by educating our future.Our ultimate goal is for a violence-free future and that begins with our youth. The YWCA is dedicated to providing age-appropriate content that creates true societal changes through our young individuals and their communities. We currently provide the following youth programming: 

Y-SAV: Primary Prevention Program for Youth 

  •  Y-SAV is aimed at preventing future victims and perpetrators of domestic violence and continues to make an impact in the lives of our youth. Ultimately, teaching elementary and middle school students how to create a violence free community. Each program consists of a 10-12 week sessions that are tailored to cover topics such as bullying, breaking stereotypes, healthy and unhealthy relationships and providing  a supportive environment to discuss and share emotions.
  • We are currently providing these programs at the following Schools and Community Centers:
    • Achievement Centers for Children and Families
    • Gaines Park
    • Pleasant City Youth Empowerment Center
    • Riviera Beach Preparatory & Achievement Academy 
    • Village Academy 

Y-Girls: Youth Empowerment Program for Girls 13-15 years old 

  • Y-Girls is a yearlong program that is dedicated to empowering girls to pursue and take charge of their lives; becoming accountable, responsible and productive citizens in this society. This is done by motivating girls to increase their knowledge in academics, leadership skills, and to live an overall healthier lifestyle, just to name a few.

Y-Teens: Primary Prevention Program for Teens

  • Y-Teens is a program that provides High School Students with information and resources that will help them to learn more about the origins of violence, dating and domestic violence, healthy communication, healthy relationships , gender and the media and learning how to change social acceptance of violence in any form along with so much more. 
  • The program is by request ONLY and can provide a minimum of 60 minutes content during or after school and for events. 

For more information about any of the programs mentioned above, please contact our Primary Prevention Coordinator, Imani Hudson


We are currently looking for girls ages 13-15 to participate in our Y-Girls program.

If you are interested, please click on flyer below and fill out our interest form.


Our Community Impact So Far This Year

  • Lives Saved from Domestic Violence


  • Women & Young Girls Empowered


  • Partners in Eliminating Racism & Empowering Women


  • Children Getting an "Equal Start"


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