Our Mission Statement
The YWCA Junior Board and its volunteers are committed to working with the YWCA Santa Monica / Westside to raise funds for and increase awareness of YWCA programs, which impact the lives of our community's women, girls and families.
Who We Are
We are a group of young professional women who contribute a wide range of experience and expertise, with a true passion for the mission of the YWCA. Junior Board members directly participate in program implementation, organize fundraisers, introduce new friends to the YWCA, and serve as role models for YWCA program participants. To date, our group has played an integral role in the YWCA's Girls Central program for at-risk middle and high school girls. Participation in Junior Board activities provides opportunities for leadership development and personal growth. The Junior Board and its volunteers are committed to creating a productive, respectful, empowering and encouraging environment to facilitate discussion and promote community involvement.
How Can You Help
- The YWCA Junior Board is always looking for eager young professionals to join our group
- Officers are elected for one calendar year as voted by board members
- Board members are participants who meet membership requirements and in doing so maintain voting rights and regularly attend business meetings
- Volunteers are non-voting participants who support the efforts of the Junior Board through attending meetings, contributing ideas, and assisting with various events and activities as needed
- Officers, board members and volunteers collaborate to form work groups as needed and have the opportunity to spearhead work groups
THE JUNIOR BOARD SUPPORTS YWCA GIRL CENTRAL
Partner with The Junior Board NOW to help middle school girls gain the skills and tools that they need to grow and develop into strong and confident teenagers. To learn more, please click HERE.
Your $100 donation will provide one middle school girl with access to leadership, support groups, financial and computer literacy, and creative expression classes and workshops for the 2015-2016 academic school year! You will also receive a special invitation to and be recognized at the Girl Central Showcase in May 2016 where you will see firsthand what your donation has helped to achieve! Plus, your name will appear on the YWCA's website donor page and in our end-of-the-year Annual Report Newsletter. Click HERE to sponsor a girl now!