YWCA Brooklyn's comprehensive, year-round College Access and Leadership Development Program for young women of color supports their economic empowerment and leadership development. This program holds a 6-week leadership session titled, Young Women Choosing Action, which is designed to support young women between the ages of 13 and 19 in developing leadership, mindfulness and wellness skills that equip young women for more impactful and healthier futures.
This program helps young women learn and practice skills that support their personal development, wellness and empowers them to build strong relationships, and develop greater community engagement.
At the end of the 6-weeks, the girls have to come up with a Social Action Project surrounding a social issue in their community. This year, food insecurity, was their choice due to the COVID-19 pandemic severely impacting the lack of essential resources.
Goal: This campaign seeks to bring awareness about food insecurity in regards to the residents of YWCA Brooklyn. Food insecurity refers to the measure of the availability of food and individuals' ability to access it. Within the United States, food insecurity is an issue that plagues over 14% of women and children.
They are raising funds to support our most vulnerable population as they continue to fight through the COVID-19 pandemic.
We kindly ask that you support our mission by donating now to help us achieve our goal of $1,500.