Cortland YWCA to hold Summer Empowerment Workshop for girls

By Jessica M. Smith
Senior Case Advocate, YWCA Aid to Victims of Violence

YWCA Cortland’s Aid to Victims of Violence program presents their Summer Empowerment Workshop for girls aged 12-17. This workshop will include exercises and activities that will affirm and promote everybody’s individuality, self-worth, and inner strength.

Participants will be able to step out of their comfort zone with a full day of self- defense instruction including situational awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance. Also included in this workshop is a day at the Greek Peak Adventure Center where participants will work both as individuals and as part of a team in challenges such as the aerial ropes course and zip lines. Trained staff members will lead conversations about important topics such as healthy relationships, self-esteem, goal setting, and more!

This workshop will be held Monday, July 16, through Thursday, July 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The workshop is free for all participants and includes snacks, drinks, and lunch. Come to the lobby of the YWCA Cortland, 14 Clayton Avenue, for a registration packet or register online at! Registration deadline is July 1.

For more information, please call our office at 607-753-3639.