Youth Action Board

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March 2, 2018 NEWS: Youth Action Board releases March For Our Lives Statement. Click to Read.

Youth Action Board of YWCA Olympia is a youth-led group of female and non binary identifying people who are working towards engaging the community to promote activism and intersectional feminism. In the past, we have conducted Participatory Action Research for youth in our community, collected signatures for De-Escalate Washington and campaigned for Home Fund in Olympia. We are committed to working with other organizations with similar values and missions. We strive to create a respectful and inclusive space to encourage youth leadership, while supporting all people affected by racism and patriarchal oppression.

Youth Action Board (YAB) participants are researching barriers to empowerment girls, young women & femmes face using Participatory Action Research (PAR). After choosing, designing & implementing a variety of research methods, YAB participants will analyze the data and carry out an action plan to eliminate identified barriers to empowerment. Participants hope our research & actions will support empowerment & equity in the community.

This research depends on your participation! If you identify as a girl, young woman or femme, take this survey and join our Instagram campaign #WhyIFeelEmpowered! Enter your favorite image of self empowerment to have the chance to have your image featured in a gallery showcase.

1. Follow @YWCA_OLY_YAB

2. Share your image of empowerment with #WhyIFeelEmpowered & tag @YWCA_OLY_YAB

3. Tell us in the comments how this image reveals your empowerment!

PS: Check out PAR on the Living Stage at Hotel RL talking about the #WhyIFeelEmpowered campaign!


Want to get involved? E-mail us for more information.