GirlSpace / Girls With Tools / Girl 2 Girl


YWCA GirlSpace reaches out to girls with quality programming addressing key social issues facing young women. GirlSpace fills the need for girl-only extra-curricular community programs, offering girls the opportunity to increase their awareness about violence and its root causes, while exploring self, personal achievements, building on positive self-esteem and making new friends.  All groups meet at the YWCA (604 - 8th Street South).  The program is free!

Senior GirlSpace:  open to all girls ages 13-17 years; Mondays 7:00-9:00 pm

Junior GirlSpace:  open to all girls ages 8-12; Wednesdays 4:00-6:00pm* OR Fridays 1:30-3:30pm* (*Due to space limitations, Junior girls can attend either the Wednesday session OR the Friday session)

Pre-registration is required for all groups.
 A registration form can be found at the bottom of this page.  It is a fillable PDF, or if you prefer to fill it in by hand, print off the form.



GirlSpace Leadership Camp

GirlSpace Leadership Camps are a great way for girls to make new friends over the summer, as well as providing a variety of games and activities that work on building self-esteem and leadership skills, while promoting the value of girls and women.


  • Senior GirlSpace (ages 14-17):  July 16-20th
  • Senior GirlSpace (ages 14-17): July 23-27
  • Intermediate GirlSpace (ages 11-13):  July 30 - August 3
  • Junior GirlSpace (ages 8-10):  August 13 - 17

To register in any of these camps, click on the GREEN bar below ("LCamp GirlSpace - 2018") to download a registration form.

New this year:  BOYS Leadership Camps!!

  • Senior YWise Guys (ages 13-17):  July 23 - 27th
  • Junior YWise Guys (ages 8-12):  August 20 - 24th

To register in any of these camps, click on the GREEN bar below ("LCamp YWise Guys") to download a registration form.


Girls With Tools

"Girls With Tools" runs through the YWCA GirlSpace program to help girls explore non-traditional tasks and roles. Separate sessions for girls 8 - 12 years, 13 - 17 years and 18+ are offered throughout the year providing opportunities to develop skills in the areas of mechanics, plumbing, carpentry and sewing.



Girl2Girl is a group mentoring session that connects elementary and middle school age girls with high school age girls that demonstrate role model characteristics.  Girl2Girl allows girls to make new friends and build strong lasting relationships. With these relationships, they will have a friend to talk to and share life experiences with.

Mentors will help guide mentees through any experiences that may arise during adolescents. Through regular contact between mentor and mentee a relationship is developed that is built on trust, understanding and respect.

All relationships are supported by the staff of the GirlSpace Program!

Girl2Girl (G2G) registration forms can be found at the bottom of this page. 
   Mentees - click on the blue bar. 
   Mentors - click on the green bar.

For more information about any of the above programs, contact Lindsay or Brooke at 403-329-0088
or by e-mail at or


For more information about YWCA programming for young women 16-30, go to Young Women's Leadership Council