A year-round program providing on-the-job, local work experience for teenagers 13-15 years of age as a way to increase their self-esteem, communication and leadership skills, and allow exposure to a work environment.
A successful, highly regarded program providing education, support, information, and home visits to pregnant or parenting Ulster County teenagers under the age of 21. Working to prevent unintended or subsequent teenage pregnancies, support teen parents, and emphasize teens’ strengths in reaching their personal potential through information, referrals, teen clinics and workshops.
Parenting and Family Values is a 12-week evidence-based parenting program that focuses on changing thinking and behaviors by teaching positive parenting skills and attitudes to parents. This curriculum covers a general introduction to parenting skills, values, and attitudes as well as what to expect when parenting young children, adolescents, and teenagers. The program utilizes a cognitive-behavioral educational approach.
Meet: This on-going parenting-program class is held on Thursdays from 5:15-6:45 PM.
The YWCA Ulster County is a full member affiliate member of Girls Inc., a national organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold through research-based programs and advocacy, and whose purpose is to enable girls to achieve their full potential and assert their rights. The YWCA uses the Girls Inc. curriculum to provide programs for schools, youth/community centers, and other not-for-profit organizations.