Registration Now Open for YWCA Pasadena Spring Programming Session


first_img Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Registration is now open for YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley’s Spring Programming Session. There are three programs beginning the week of February 9th. TechGyrls begins February 9th from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.; the Just For Girls after-school program begins February 10th from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., and the Adult Computer Classes begin February 9th from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. All of the classes are offered at the YWCA location at 1015 N. Lake Avenue, Suite 205, Pasadena.They YWCA’s TechGyrls program is a free, after-school enrichment program which focuses on developing girl’s affinity towards STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) subjects and allowing them to explore the concepts and training that will help them excel in our increasingly STEM driven world. Throughout the course, girls will be able to participate in hands-on experiments and activities. They’ll be able to do everything from conducting experiments, tracking satellites and building mini-robots, to editing images, designing 3D models, having coding parties, and even producing their own music video – all while in a safe, judgment-free, all girl environment.For more information about how to connect one’s daughter or a young woman one knows to a TechGyrls group, please contact the Tech Program Coordinator Jomie Liu at [email protected] or by phone at (626) 296-8433 or visit the TechGyrls website at bit.ly/TECHGYRLS.The YWCA’s Just For Girls program is a free, after-school enrichment program open to all girls, ages 10 to 18, who reside in the Pasadena-Foothill Valley area. Just For Girls utilizes a curriculum that focuses on providing young women with the language they will need to communicate effectively with each other and others about their gendered experiences while exploring issues ranging from race, relationships, health, body image, sexuality, and diversity, to feminism, politics, socioeconomic parity, education, history and the arts. The program is primarily educational, though it takes an interactive approach to learning by incorporating a variety of activities and games, guest speakers, field trips, regular discussion groups and community service endeavors.For more information about how to connect your daughter or a young woman you know to a JFG group, please contact the Just For Girls Program Coordinator Katie Driscoll at [email protected] or by phone at (626) 296-8433. You can also visit the Just For Girls website at bit.ly/justforgirlsThe YWCA’s Adult Computer Classes start up again the same week. This free week course covers Microsoft Office applications, typing ergonomics, online safety and email communication, as well as other skills necessary for the job market, such as Internet job search and applications, resume building, and interview preparedness. The course also covers financial literacy, creating and managing a budget, and understanding electronic banking. Guest speakers from the community also cover additional topics to help participants transition these skills into the working world.For more information about how to connect someone you know to an Adult Computer Class, please contact the Tech Program Coordinator Jomie Liu at [email protected] or by phone at (626) 296-8433. You can also visit the ACC website at bit.ly/AdultCompAbout the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill ValleyThe YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley has been serving the Pasadena and its surrounding areas since 1905. Established as an advocacy unit for young women who migrated to Pasadena for various socio-economic reasons, the YWCA has since been a pioneering voice in the fight for racial justice and women’s empowerment. Programs offered include free adult computer classes, TechGyrls, Just for Girls, as well as quarterly events for the community at large. More information can be found on the YWCA website: www.ywca-pasadena.org.You can also like the YWCA on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ywcapasadena or follow them on Twitter @ywcapasadena. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Top of the News Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? 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