YWCA Girls Program
This year, participants in the Girls Program at the YWCA are part of Project AIM, a partnership with the YWCA Jamestown. AIM is short for Adult Identity Mentoring, project which encourages the girls to think about the impact their choices have. Every decision made, from doing homework to choosing friends to activities, has the potential of impacting their lives, both now and in the future. The girls program continues through Thursday, Aug. 16. For more details on the girls program, contact program coordinator Julie Devlin at 326-4012.
From the left to right, Zoe Spann, Alison Chimera, Shaleigh Damcott, Johlene Cunningham, Paige Deloe, Hailey Cruz, Daisy Troccoli and McKayla Wolfe are participants in the Girls Program at the YWCA Westfield and part of Project Adult Identity Mentoring, a partnership with the YWCA Jamestown.
In partnership with the Fredonia Village Ghost Hunters, the YWCA will be hosting a building tour of their facility on Saturday, Aug. 18. This will be an investigation of paranormal activity discovered at the YWCA building. Tours begin at 7 p.m., and are by reservation only. Tickets are $20 per person and are available at the YWCA building.
Under the direction of Carl and Bill Swan, karate classes and lessons are held each Tuesday night at the YWCA. Classes begin at 5:30 p.m., and are open to kids ages 7 and up as well as adults. Interested students are invited to attend an initial class free of change prior to payment. More details available at the YWCA or by visiting at Tuesday evening class.
The YWCA is currently recruiting volunteers for many areas. Opportunities are available on the Board of Directors, the Board of Trustees and several of the board committees. Volunteers are also welcome to contact the YWCA and indicate their willingness to help on a one-time basis with special projects. Help is also needed to do large-scale yard projects and some cleaning and organizing within the building. Call Executive Director Katie Smith at 326-2011 or stop and visit the YWCA during business hours.
Arts and Crafts
"Initial reports indicate this was a very successful year for the Arts and Crafts Festival," Board President Ivy Higginbotham said. "The addition of music, Dick Marshall the Balloon Man and the variety of vendors we brought to the park provided something for everyone. Special thanks to the many volunteers who worked many hours to help out and special thanks to all the visitors to the park."
About the YWCA
The YWCA is the voice for every woman. For over a century, the YWCA has spoken out and taken action on behalf of women and girls. The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Over 2 million people participate each year in YWCA programs at more than 1300 locations across the U.S. worldwide, YWCA serves more than 25 million women and girls in 125 countries.
Locally the YWCA Westfield is a member of the United Way of Northern Chautauqua County, the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce, the Northeastern Region of YWCA and the national YWCA organization.