Thank you to all who participated in Transformations Camp 2019!
This past week has been one of empowerment, celebration, and leadership for young women of color in our community. We are so grateful to all these young women for joining our program- and we are so proud of them for their tremendous growth and accomplishments!
A special thanks to our 2019 Transformations Camp Leader, August Corppetts! This was August’s second year of involvement with Transformations, and she continues to be a role model and constant support for young women of color in our community.
What is Transformations Camp?
Transformations camp is an annual summer camp where young women (ages 11-15 years old) from the community gather in a safe environment to build confidence, identify their own strengths, and build healthy lasting relationships.
YWCA Spokane began the Transformations Camp program in 2014 in response to a growing request for support with self-esteem and identity issues from young women of color.
The camp provides workshops on what to do when bullied, how to celebrate personal uniqueness, what a healthy relationship looks like, healthy discussions about body image, and how to resolve conflict.
Transformations Camp provides young women with a chance to develop lasting connections with their cohort members and is a springboard for leadership opportunities moving forward.
A Final Celebration
“Encouraging and supporting the growth, esteem and leadership of young women is a gift.” – YWCA Spokane CEO, Regina Malveaux
Many thanks to YWCA Spokane Board Member, Dr. Shari Williams-Clarke- Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion at Eastern Washington University. We also thank Eastern Washington University for hosting our camp participants for a campus tour, lunch, and an inspiring panel discussion with several local leaders of color. Thank you to Dean Camesha Little from Gonzaga Law School, Kiantha Duncan, Attorney Natasha Hill, and Dr. Christine Garcia for speaking on this panel. You all are truly an inspiration!