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Diversity: Employing a team that’s reflective of the society in which it exists and operates. It incorporates all of the elements that make individuals unique from one another.
Inclusion: Inclusion refers to the behaviors and social norms that ensure that people will feel welcome. Creating an inclusive culture will improve productivity and engagement in the workplace.
YWCA Hanover offers the following workshops:
- Fostering an Inclusive Climate
- Unconscious Bias
- Custom Workshops
Instructor: Deb Smith
YWCA Hanover’s Social/Racial Justice Coordinator
After 34 years, Deb retired from the Hanover Public School District as a music/theatre teacher. She holds a BS in Music Education from Millersville University, MA in Holocaust and Genocide Studies from Gratz College, and a Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University.
For more information call 717-637-2125 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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Girls Loving Life Fall 2021
FALL Session Begins October 2, 2021
Program Date: October 2, 2021 – November 13, 2021
Program Time: 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Program Location: YWCA Hanover, 23 West Chestnut Street
Registration is required.
Girls Loving Life is for girls grades 2-8 & youth mentors grades 9 -12. This program seeks to inspire, encourage, and motivate young girls in our community to love themselves and value each other! Girls Loving Life was created by YWCA Hanover and funded by The Allstate Foundation and in partnership with Utz Quality Foods Women’s Mentoring Group.
Girls in grades 2-8 participate in activities, friendship, and fun.
Girls in grades 9-12 participate as mentors, role models, and youth leaders.
Girls Loving Life focuses on five tenets to build self-esteem, encourage kindness, and help girls develop resiliency, grit, and compassion:
Love your body: living your best healthy life
Love your soul: valuing and accepting yourself
Love others: being kind, accepting, and contributing to the community
Love to learn and grow: taking risks, facing challenges, and being a lifelong learner
Love life: celebrating and enjoying each day
Girls Loving Life is made possible through a generous grant from the Allstate Foundation and in partnership with the UTZ Women’s Mentoring Group
“Teaching the girls of today to be the leaders of tomorrow.”
*Tuesday, September 21: Intro and Games (fun, fun, fun at YWCA Hanover): 6-7:30 pm
*Tuesday, October 5: Presentation of the Evolution of the Pride Movement (YWCA Hanover) Change of time: 5:30-6:30
*Tuesday, October 19: Halloween Themed Activity (meet at YWCA Hanover): 6-7:30 pm
*Tuesday, November 2: Presentation by Planned Parenthood (YWCA Hanover): 6-7:30 pm
*Tuesday, November 16: Volunteer activity (decided on by the Qmmunity group): 6-7:30 pm
*Tuesday, December 7: Holiday Party (YWCA Hanover): 6-7:30 pm
The goal of YWCA Hanover’s Social/Racial Justice Program is to create a more inclusive and welcoming community. Through education and discourse, we hope to foster sustained civic engagement leading to positive change on issues related to racial and social inequity.
Our Social/Racial Justice pages can be found here: Click Here to get involved
Children ages 5-10 years are invited to spend once a week working with puppets, playing theatre games, acting basics, improvisation, and performing skits. Snack is also included.
The cost for the class is $50.00
Classes Meet Mondays: Sept. 13, Sept. 20, Sept. 27, Oct. 4, Oct. 11, Oct. 18, Nov. 1, Nov. 8, Nov. 15, Nov. 22
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
Limited to 12 participants
YWCA Youth Leadership Council
Upstanders Leadership Council is open to any individual in grades 7 – 12 who has an interest in creating positive change in our community. The supervisory board is comprised of YWCA Hanover staff in partnership with area school district teachers, administrators, and volunteers.
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YWCA Hanover Safe Home
The community support for what we do is inspiring, and for that, we thank each and every one of the walkers, donors, sponsors, and supporters.
Save the date! Friday, August 12th, 2022
The International Men’s March To Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® asks men to literally walk one mile in women’s high-heeled shoes. It’s not easy walking in these shoes, but it’s fun and it gets the community to talk about something that’s really difficult to talk about: gender relations and men’s sexual violence against women. By wearing women’s shoes, participating gentlemen symbolically put themselves in the place of women for the purpose of raising awareness about the dire effects of sexual and domestic assault in our community. Funds raised will help to provide services for survivors of domestic violence.
Women of Hanover Network
Connecting Women in Hanover & Surrounding Areas
As a program of YWCA Hanover, Women of Hanover Network (WHON) serves as Hanover’s leading resource to inspire and empower women in business and the community. WOHN provides opportunities for professional women to make meaningful connections that encourage support, enrichment, and inspiration both professionally and personally. WOHN is committed to representing the broad spectrum of diverse and talented women in Hanover and surrounding areas.
11/11/2021 Women of Hanover Network – Sign of the Horse will be co-hosting this unique networking opportunity. Connect with women in the Hanover area! Light hors d’oeuvres will be provided complimentary.
- When: Thursday, November 11, 2021
- Tickets: No Charge
- Registration: http://ywcahanover.ywca.org/site/Calendar?id=105785&view=Detail
- Time: 5:15 PM – 6:45PM
- Location: Sign of the Horse – 979 York Street, Hanover, PA 17331