Every young person, regardless of individual circumstances, is endowed with innate abilities. It is our responsibility as parents, teachers, mentors, leaders, and friends to help youth identify these unique abilities. Without positive reinforcement, these abilities remain unrecognized and unused. The YWCA San Antonio is committed to providing local youth with opportunities to discover and use their unique skill sets.
Teens Taking Action is a leadership development and service-learning program, supporting students to become social justice leaders in our community. Our program engages students, 12-19 years old learning about racial justice, gender equity, and food insecurity while strengthening our emotional intelligence, mental health, and relationship building. We facilitate our 10 session curriculum groups in-school and after school to students in SAISD, EISD, HISD, SSISD, and SWISD.
Also, we host monthly Saturday volunteer events for teens to receive service hours while giving back to their community.
Email the Program Manager Crystal Ellis at firstname.lastname@example.org or call YWCA at (210)433-9922
YWCA is hosting a Teen Summer Camp the whole month of July!
Join us for workshops focused on leadership skills and social emotional learning, volunteering in the community, swimming in our YWCA pool, and fun field trips.
This camp is free for teens 12-19 years old that are enrolled in a middle school or high school in SAISD, HISD, EISD, SSISD, or SWISD.
Teens will have a record of all volunteer hours and get to socialize with other teens engaged in social and racial justice activities.
Teens will get the opportunities to meet guest speakers from around the city with tons of knowledge and leadership tips.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity register now!
Link to register: bit.ly/TeenSummer2023
Any questions please call the YWCA at (210)433-9922 to speak to any Youth Department Staff.
Help us prepare for summer by adopting a teen. Your gift can help support a teen to enjoy a summer filled with FUN.
$50 – Support a field trip
$20 – S.T.E.A.M. experiment materials
$15 – Art supplies (they LOVE coloring and drawing) or gym equipment (basketball, volleyball, nets, pump etc.)
$10 – Lunch for a teen or for a new book to add in our teen library
$5 – Pool toy (beach ball, raft, noodles, fun items to use during “pool time”)
Click HERE to visit our donate page and make a gift. Be sure to select “Teens” in the Gift Type dropdown menu.
Mi Carrera is an empowerment program for girls in middle or high school to stay engaged in school, build self-esteem, and explore academic and career options. We support young women in developing the technical skills, interpersonal skills, emotional awareness, and self-efficacy necessary to become the critical thinkers, effective leaders, responsible entrepreneurs, and social innovators of the future. Once a semester we offer our students a free college tour to visit a local or out-of-city university. We facilitate groups in-school to any campuses in SAISD, EISD, HISD, SSISD, and SWISD.
Email the Program Manager Julia Marin at email@example.com or call YWCA at (210)433-9922.
E=MC² stands for Empowerment equals Mi Carrera to the next level! This program serves youth of color in 4th-9th grade, that are at-risk of not being math proficient for their grade level. We want to improve our young peoples’ skills in mathematics and digital literacy to improve their confidence and academic success. We facilitate groups in school and after school with various engaging activities that align with T.E.K.S. to aid in student learning during the whole school year. We facilitate our 20 session curriculum groups in-school and after school to campuses in HISD, EISD, SAISD, and ECISD.
Email the Program Manager Abigail Teveni at firstname.lastname@example.org or call YWCA at (210)433-9922.