In partnership with WorldSkills International and the United Nations, July 15 was declared World Youth Skills Day. This day is celebrated to bring awareness to the essentiality of vocational education. YWCA would like to do its part by highlighting our GirlsFirst Program. Read more in this Q and A about our economic advancement program to empower girls of color.
Pulling yourself up by your bootstraps is harder than it used to be. Securing a job without a degree or applicable employment experience requires knowing the ins and outs of specific industries. Enter YWCA Seattle King Snohomish. In 2011, it brought BankWork$, a nationally recognized training program that started in Los Angeles to help people discover and unlock new careers in the financial sector.
Leadership development program that promotes academic skills in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) for high school-age girls of color in Seattle. Activities begin the summer before ninth grade and continue with afterschool activities and leadership opportunities through graduation, to support young women of color in school and life.