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Stand Against Racism
Apr 25 – Apr 28 all-day
Stand Against Racism

Join us for our inaugural 21-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge. From April 29-May 25, 2019, participants will be prompted daily with challenges such as reading an article, listening to a podcast, reflecting on personal experiences, and more. Participation helps us discover how racial injustice and social injustice impact our community, helps us connect with one another, and helps us identify ways to dismantle racism and other forms of discrimination. Sign up today and follow the conversation using #ABetterWayABetterDAY and #YWCAEquityChallenge.

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Corks for Camp
Apr 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Help us #EmpowerHerSummer and get girls to summer camp! Join YWCA Dayton’s Preble County Office for the third annual evening of wine tasting and light refreshments as we raise funds to support our Girls LEAD! Summer Camp in Preble County. No cover charge; $5 from every $20 wine flight will support YWCA Dayton’s Girls LEAD! Summer Camp scholarship fund. Can’t make it? You can still help get a girl to camp by making a gift HERE.

For more information on this year’s Girls LEAD! Summer Camp, as well as online registration, visit www.ywcadayton.org/summercamps.

Apr
29
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21-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge
Apr 29 – May 25 all-day
21-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge

Join us for our inaugural 21-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge. From April 29-May 25, 2019, participants will be prompted daily with challenges such as reading an article, listening to a podcast, reflecting on personal experiences, and more. Participation helps us discover how racial injustice and social injustice impact our community, helps us connect with one another, and helps us identify ways to dismantle racism and other forms of discrimination. Sign up today and follow the conversation using #ABetterWayABetterDAY and #YWCAEquityChallenge.

Jun
3
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Girls LEAD! Summer Camp (Montgomery County 1)
Jun 3 @ 8:00 am – Jun 21 @ 5:00 pm

Girls LEAD! Summer Camps provide a two-week intensive Girls LEAD! experience that is hands-on and rooted in the Girls LEAD! mission of growing girls in strength, courage, and wisdom through leadership, education, activism, and development. PLUS: The first Montgomery County session includes an additional third “leadership exploration” week, which focuses on building girls’ leadership and college/postsecondary pathways. First 10 girls in both Montgomery and Preble counties to register receive free enrollment. Camps run Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; registration includes lunch, snacks, and excursions. #EmpowerHerSummer

Jun
10
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Girls LEAD! Summer Camp (Preble County 1)
Jun 10 @ 8:00 am – Jun 21 @ 5:00 pm

Girls LEAD! Summer Camps provide a two-week intensive Girls LEAD! experience that is hands-on and rooted in the Girls LEAD! mission of growing girls in strength, courage, and wisdom through leadership, education, activism, and development. First 10 girls to register receive free enrollment. Camps run Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; registration includes lunch, snacks, and excursions. #EmpowerHerSummer

Jun
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Annual Meeting
Jun 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The community is invited to attend the annual meeting of the YWCA Dayton Board of Directors and hear updates on critical programs and services, as well as their community impact. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments served; building renovation tours will be available. To RSVP, visit www.ywcadayton.org/abm19 or email events@ywcadayton.org.
Jul
13
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Purple Paws: Preble Pets Against Domestic Violence
Jul 13 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join YWCA Dayton’s Preble County Office for a day of family-friendly fun with fur-riends! Bring your pet for this fourth annual signature fundraiser benefitting Preble County’s only domestic violence shelter and 24/7 crisis hotline. Activities include a Pet Showcase, Pet Parade, vendors, music and more! Register in advance at bit.ly/PurplePaws19.

Jul
15
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Girls LEAD! Summer Camp (Montgomery County 2)
Jul 15 @ 8:00 am – Jul 26 @ 5:00 pm

Girls LEAD! Summer Camps provide a two-week intensive Girls LEAD! experience that is hands-on and rooted in the Girls LEAD! mission of growing girls in strength, courage, and wisdom through leadership, education, activism, and development. First 10 girls to register receive free enrollment. Camps run Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; registration includes lunch, snacks, and excursions. #EmpowerHerSummer

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Girls LEAD! Summer Camp (Preble County 2)
Jul 15 @ 8:00 am – Jul 26 @ 5:00 pm

Girls LEAD! Summer Camps provide a two-week intensive Girls LEAD! experience that is hands-on and rooted in the Girls LEAD! mission of growing girls in strength, courage, and wisdom through leadership, education, activism, and development. First 10 girls to register receive free enrollment. Camps run Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; registration includes lunch, snacks, and excursions. #EmpowerHerSummer

Oct
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Voices Against Violence Breakfast
Oct 10 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Voices Against Violence Breakfast @ Schuster Center Wintergarden

Each October, YWCA Dayton recognizes the strength and resilience of domestic violence survivors at a special fundraising event to support YWCA Dayton’s domestic violence shelter and support services, including its 24-hour crisis hotline. Formerly called the YWomen Breakfast, it has been refreshed (and expanded!) as the Voices Against Violence Breakfast and the Voices Against Violence Lunch to better reflect the platform it provides for both survivors and supporters to be a voice for change.

This event also features the recognition of our annual Marsha Froelich Survivor Award, which honors women who embody Froelich’s spirit of survivorship and resilience and give graciously to others. The late Marsha Froelich, a former development director at YWCA Dayton, was a fearless leader who advocated — at work and in her spare time — for the under-served, the women of the YW, and those within the community who did not have a voice. This award recognizes a woman whose words and actions serve to exemplify, inspire, set an example, and celebrate the spirit of a survivor who has overcome the odds and continued on an amazing journey, personally or professionally.

Registration coming soon! Interested in serving as a table captain? Contact events@ywcadayton.org.

Need help? It starts with a call.

If you are in immediate need of assistance, call 911.

24/7 Crisis & Domestic Violence Hotline: 937-222-SAFE (7233)