YWCA Mankato needs your support! Please donate by May 31st and help us reach our $5,000 goal to receive a matching $5,000 grant to support programming for girls!
Your gift to YWCA Mankato during the month of May will be doubled if we can raise $5,000 towards our mission of eliminating racism and empowering women.
While the grant will support girls programming, your gift can support all of our work. Learn more by making a donation today!
- We believe that every girl is inherently full of power and potential. By knowing they are the leaders of their lives, these are the girls who will change the world. Your gift can support empowering, developmental programs for school-age girls!
- YWCA Mankato supports efforts to improve maternal and child health outcomes for women and children of color, reduce rate of poverty among women and children of color, and promote equality and equity in our community. Your gift can provide new American families with teaching instruction, books, activities, and support to prepare their children for kindergarten and connect them to essential community resources.
- Your gift can fund training for the Racial Justice Facilitators who make It’s Time to Talk: Forums on Race™ possible! This event is an opportunity to learn from circle dialogs, exhibits, and our keynote speaker. Your contributions can fund educational exhibits on race and advocacy at Stand Against Racism, a YWCA signature event that brings local leaders together to commit to eliminate racism.
- In the Elizabeth Kearney Women’s Leadership program, women identify their individual strengths, build skills, and leave prepared to address common leadership challenges facing women. Your gift can fund a transformative scholarship!
Thank you to the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation for the opportunity. Learn more about the foundation here.
More information about Girls Programming grant:
YWCA Mankato offers programs for girls to increase self-esteem, build capacity and character, and teach age-appropriate life skills with positive, caring role models. The programs we offer are Girls on the Run and Camp GOTRfor 3rd-5th grade girls, Girls Inc., Heart & Sole, and GEARS for middle school age girls, and Surge and Junior Coaching for high school girls. Funds from the matching grant will support our inititiative to increase participation by girls in 6th - 12th grades and to increase the number of mentors, mentor retention, and mentoring hours.