Free Incredible Years® Parenting Classes
As part of its commitment to families, Persimmon Early Learning offers Incredible Years® training. This free, evidence-based 14-week parenting skills course is offered in the spring and fall of each year for parents of children ages 3-6.
Our next class – which we’ll be offering virtually via Zoom – will take place on Mondays from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., January 24 through May 9, 2022. (Note: there will be no class on February 21 or March 21). For more information and to register, please visit our Family Services page and submit an interest form.
Changing the Conversation: Taking Action to End Sexual Assault
Online Panel Discussion
February 17, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
In the next hour, two more people in Colorado will become survivors of violent sexual assault. Sexual assault is on the rise across Boulder County with 64% more ER visits for sexual violence-related injuries for 10- to 17-year-olds. Young women between ages 16-23 are four times more likely to face sexual violence than the general population.
This is not a new issue or conversation, but activists in our community are forcing action to ensure a safe, healthy and equitable community free of gender-based violence. Join YWCA Boulder County and a panel of experts and advocates at the front of this fight for a virtual event on February 17 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. We’ll have a powerful discussion about this community issue and how each of us need to take action to change the culture and climate surrounding sexual violence.
The event is free and donations to YWCA Boulder County are appreciated.
How to be Anti-racist: Introduction
Virtual Training Series
February 24 and March 3
This two-session, three-hour-total training series is focused on understanding individual and interpersonal racism, and is intended to stimulate personal reflection and discovery. The second session will provide training to understand institutional and structural racism and better recognize how systems and structures perpetuate racism.
The $25 registration fee covers the cost of both virtual sessions of this course. The course will be offered to the public on Thursday, February 24 and March 3, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Taking Action for Racial Justice
Virtual Training Series
April 28 and May 5
This two-session, three-hour-total training series is designed for individuals who are ready to work for racial justice. Participants will gain greater understanding of their role as accomplices in creating an anti-racist community, and they will identify tangible actions toward changing systems and structures that continue to perpetuate racism.
This course builds upon the knowledge gained through the How to be Anti-racist: Introduction course. We highly recommend that participants take both courses or that they have a solid understanding of individual, interpersonal, institutional, and structural racism before taking this course.
The $40 registration fee covers the cost of both virtual sessions of this course. The course will be offered to the public on Thursday, April 28 and May 5, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Our thoughts are with our friends and community members in Boulder County impacted by the devastating wildfires. The strength and resiliency of our community has been tested this year. We stand together during this difficult time. Our YWCA community is also strong and prepared to support those most impacted in the days and months ahead to recover from this tragic event.
While YWCA Boulder County is not accepting donations of items for those affected by the wildfires at this time, the websites listed above provide information about how to help.
Persimmon Early Learning and Family Services
Persimmon Early Learning
Persimmon Early Learning (formerly Children’s Alley) provides high-quality, affordable child care, now with expanded indoor and outdoor learning areas.Learn More
Racial Justice and Equity Programs
Latina Achievement Support
LAS provides encouragement and resources for high school students working toward their academic and personal goals.
Reading to End Racism
Reading to End Racism provides training, resources and support for volunteers, teachers and parents to talk with children about racism and discrimination.