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Teen Services

Teen Services Mission:

Empowering teens to explore and achieve their highest potential.

Teen Services Commitment

  • To provide accurate and timely information, referrals, and educational resources to teens ages 11 to 19, that will help them avoid risky behaviors and make healthy decisions for their future
  • To involve teens in community service projects
  • To mentor young women into leadership roles
  • To encourage teens to stay in school and pursue higher education and/or career goals

 



Girls Inc. “inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold,” providing more than 138,000 girls across the U.S. and Canada with life-changing experiences and real solutions to the unique issues girls face. Girls Inc. gives girls the right tools and support to succeed, including trained professionals who mentor and guide them in a safe, girls-only environment, peers who share their drive and aspirations, and research-based programming. At Girls Inc., girls learn to set and achieve goals, boldly confront challenges, resist peer pressure, see college as attainable, and explore nontraditional fields such as STEM. Informed by the experiences of girls and their families, Girls Inc. works with policymakers to advocate on key legislation and initiatives.

With Girls Inc. in her corner, every girl can be healthy, educated, and independent. Join us at girlsinc.org.
Girls Inc. at the YWCA of Dayton programming is offered year round to all girls in Montgomery County ages 11-19 and may include community service projects, after-school tutoring/study/computer lab, enrichment activities, and a series of enrichment summer camps. Girls from diverse backgrounds come together to expand their horizons, make friends, and explore new ways of learning and thinking. Our biggest program of the year, Girls Inc. Summer Camp brings community leaders to facilitate programs that teach diversity and inclusion, healthy relationships, good communication skills, nutrition, self-esteem, and other life related topics and includes field trips to area attractions like Newport Aquarium, LaserQuest, and Kings Island.

For more information, please contact the Youth Services, by phone at (937) 461-5550 ext. 120 or by email at girlsinc@ywcadayton.org   

Prevention Outreach Programs

YWCA Dayton Teen Services provides research-based prevention curriculums to students in collaboration with the 16 schools districts of Montgomery County, as well as Juvenile Justice and several other community partners.

Teen Services offers small group, multiple session and large, one-time presentations to any middle school and/or high school students on topics such as bullying and suicide, healthy relationships and teen dating violence, LGBTQA issues, goal-setting, nutrition and physical fitness, and more!

If you are interested in bring YWCA Dayton Teen Services staff into your school or classroom, please contact, Youth Services, by phone at (937) 461-5550 ext. 120 or by email at girlsinc@ywcadayton.org

Walk-Ins

The YWCA Dayton offers a friendly, confidential environment for teens to gather and share life experiences with trained professionals. Teens are given assistance where they might otherwise be denied and work one-on-one with a teen advocate to resolve any individual issues. Discussions may include family and relationship concerns, contraception, and pregnancy options counseling. Free pregnancy testing and condoms are available. Referrals are made when appropriate.
Teen Advocate(s) and/or Youth Services Manager are available Monday through Thursday 3pm to 5pm to talk with teens. This program is non-gender specific and is available for teens ages 12-19.

Location

Teen Services is conveniently located in Downtown Dayton at the YWCA Dayton, 141 W. Third Street, at the corner of Wilkinson. We are on the RTA busline. Enter through the “Teen Central” door on Wilkinson Street. For more information, call or text (937) 305-5804.