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We have a great selection of Girls' Programs at "The W" and the YWCA is super proud of the amazing and welcoming environment the girls have created. You can learn more about each program below, but here is a quick summary chart to explain the current programs on offer in an easy reference.

Program Age Range Focus In-School @ The W Starts Length Frequency Cost Registration Status
STEPS 8 to 18 Healthy Relationships Yes Yes Jan, April, Sept 12 weeks weekly FREE! Open Jan 2017
GLOW 8 to 14 Wellness Yes No Jan, April, Sept 12 weeks weekly FREE!  
TechGyrls 9 to 13 Science, Tech, Math & Engineering Yes Yes Jan, April, Sept 12 weeks weekly FREE! Open Jan 2017
STEM Mentoring 9 to 13 Mentorship No Yes Jan, April, Sept Ongoing bi-weekly FREE! Open Jan 2017
Safe Sisters 8 to 16 Safety Yes Yes Jan, April, Sept 12 weeks weekly FREE!  
SHYFT 8 to 12 Social Action Yes Yes Jan, April, Sept 12-15 weeks weekly FREE!  

Any questions about our Girls' Programs? You can use this form to email the "W" staff any questions  or comments you might have. They would love to hear from you!

THE W LOGOWelcome to The W: a Collective Space for Women and Girls operated by YWCA Cambridge! This space is the home to our Women's Programs (Small Steps to Success) and Girls' Programs (STEPS, SHYFT, TechGyrls, STEM Mentoring & GLOW).

GLOW (Girls’ Life of Wellness) is a 12-week program for girls, young women and non-binary youth ages 8 to 14.

TechGyrls is a 12-week program for girls, young women and non-binary youth ages 9 to 13.

STEM Mentoring is an ongoing mentorship program for girls, young women and non-binary youth ages 9 to 13.

Safe Sisters is a 12-week program for girls, young women and non-binary youth ages 8 to 16.

STEPS (Sisters in Truth, Equality, Power & Strength) is a 12-week program for girls, young women and non-binary youth ages 8 to 18.

SHYFT (Shaping & Helping Youth Form Tomorrow) is a 12 to 15-week program for youth ages 8 to 12, and is offered in both girls-only and co-ed environments.

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