Registration is Open for YWCA Pasadena 2015 Fall Programs

Published : Wednesday, September 16, 2015 | 11:40 AM

On September 28th, a new session of YWCA programming will begin. The YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley will be offering 4 programs at its offices: TechGyrls, Express Yourself, Adult Computer Class, and iPad class. They will all be based at the YWCA Pasadena offices, located at 1015 N. Lake Ave., Suite 205, Pasadena. These 4 programs aim to empower community members of all ages to pursue their goals, realize their creativity, and learn new skills.

TechGYRLS is part of the YWCA’s free Girls’ Empowerment programming and is designed to introduce the cutting edge technology and techniques to girls ages 10-17, while fostering a love of the STEM disciplines. The YWCA will provide a comfortable, and supportive environment where girls will be able to feel comfortable taking risks and opening up to new learning opportunities. Participants will be able to engage in hands-on activities including designing and printing 3D objects with a FlashForge 3D printer, editing photos and learning graphic design, and exploring science through fun and interactive experiments. The program runs for ten weeks Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM beginning September 29th.

Express Yourself! is the second part of the YWCA’s free Girl’s Empowerment programming. This program is designed to allow girls to be creative and express themselves through a variety of media. The YWCA will support and guide girls through hands-on creative activities such as writing creative fiction and non-fiction, documenting local events and history, photographing their world, and creating mixed media masterpieces. The YWCA will also be partnering with the Art Center College of Design to integrate the most up-to-date techniques and styles into the Express Yourself! curriculum through their facilitation of one class a week. The program runs for ten weeks Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. beginning September 28th.

Adult Computer Class will also be continuing this Fall. This class is designed for the un- and underemployed to learn computer skills that will allow them to compete in an ever increasingly technology driven workforce. Participants will learn the basics of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), online job searches and safety, and Windows 10. Adult Computer Class is open to all adults in the Pasadena community. The class is free to register, however, the YWCA encourages participants to acquire the class workbook at a suggested $5 donation. The program runs for 10 weeks . Participants attend once a week Mondays OR Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

The YWCA’s iPad Basics course will also be held at the YWCA Pasadena offices. This class designed for adults who wish to understand how to use this amazing tool in their daily lives. The covers the basics of iPad navigation, email/online communications, internet browser use, and Google Maps. The YWCA will provide iPads for each participant for in-class instruction, however, participants may bring their own. The program runs for 4 weeks, once-a-week, on Tuesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. starting September 29th.

Participants may enroll in our Youth Girls’ Empowerment Programs at any time by submitting our registration form which can be obtained at this website or by visiting the YWCA offices Monday through Friday 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Participants may arrive at any time after 3:00 PM, the YWCA will also be picking up participants from area schools. Adult Participants may enroll by calling (626) 296-8433 or visiting the YWCA offices to obtain the enrollment form at 1015 N. Lake Ave.

Please contact the YWCA at (626) 296-8433 for more information.

About the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley

The YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley began over 107 years ago to meet the needs of young women in Pasadena. Its programs address the mission of the national organization, “eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.” More information about the YWCA is available at



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