ENID, Okla. — Youth programs
The YWCA’s youth programs work to develop healthy and positive youth through enrichment activities, which include the annual Girl Power Rally, the Christmas teen sponsorship and adopt-a-family programs and Stop Racism and Prejudice Youth Challenge.
Last year, 100 girls attended Girl Power Rally and gifts were purchased for 49 teens with the Christmas teen sponsorship.
Blankenship said the YWCA always is working toward teaching people about the organization and what strides it has made in the community.
“We are always trying to increase awareness about our programs and services,” she said. “We appreciate the community’s support for supporting this vital organization for so many women and children in need.”
Anyone interested in becoming a sponsor and supporting the YWCA’s mission or seeking information can contact YWCA at 234-7581.
Sponsorship support is essential to the YWCA, because it helps with costs not covered by other funding sources. The goal for the 2013 sponsorship drive is $40,000.
“Many people in the community do not know the YW exists, until they need us or someone they know needs us. We are a hidden treasure.” Executive Director Kim Blankenship said. “A sponsorship donation is a gift from the heart and believing in the YW’s mission. You do not receive a product in return.”