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Power of Being YOU

Helping femme-identified youth in our community realize there is power in being YOU.

The YMCA of Three Rivers is proud to offer a community conference called Power of Being YOU to young femme-identified youth in Guelph-Wellington. This is a YWCA signature event has been delivered in our Guelph community 11 times (and counting). Over the years this conference has helped thousands of young women realize there is power in being YOU. We are proud to partner with the YWCA to continue to provide this important event.

Overview and Goals

For most young women, the teenage years often represent a difficult and challenging phase. The YWCA Power of Being YOU Conference brings together 200 femme-identified youth from grades 7 and 8 to discuss matters that affect girls and young women. The goal is to ensure that participants leave the day feeling fully supported, empowered and with the self-confidence to be themselves. ​Our participants will:

  • Be encouraged to succeed by a panel of young speakers, who will advocate for the attendees to achieve their dreams and become powerful beings

  • Learn about nutrition and support their community through an interactive, educational cooking workshop

  • Take part in a powerful group discussion focused on mindful social media use

  • Laugh and sweat in a group active workshop where they will learn new ways to stay physically active while having fun

  • Share ideas and experiences with a local specialist focused on building up a strong, positive perspective on personal body image

  • Make healthy choices in everyday life

  • Become strong and confident

Details of our next conference will be posted to this page when we have them!

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