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YWCA Missoula

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Crisis Support
  • Women

Location

1800 S. 3rd St W.Missoula, MT 59802 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

YWCA Missoula is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. We believe that everyone has the right to a life free from violence and discrimination, with access to safe, decent housing and the resources to pursue their dreams. We are determined to create a community where all people, regardless of gender or race, have opportunities for growth, leadership and power.

Description

GUTS! is a unique, community-based leadership and empowerment project designed by and for young women, ages 9-13. The GUTS! program encourages girls and gender-diverse youth to explore their own personal values and discover their strengths through wilderness adventures in the summer, continuing through the school year with after school groups and community service projects. GUTS!' goals are to (1) create a supportive and inquiring environment in which girls and gender-diverse youth can look closely at who they are, gaining the confidence and clarity to make constructive, healthy choices in their lives, and (2) to encourage participants to be effective leaders in their communities and the world.

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