Teen Council

YWCA Spokane's youth-led leadership group shaping how our community talks about relationships

Growing Young Leaders

At YWCA Spokane, it is important to us to include the voices and perspectives of young people in our approach to violence prevention work. 

Teen Council's Mission A free, diverse, youth-led effort focused on making the community a safer, healthier place for young people in Spokane.

It is our goal to promote healthy relationships, shift the culture around violence, and empower youth to become change leaders in their community through education, advocacy, and activism about healthy relationships and teen dating violence.

Meeting Details

Location & Time

  • Where: YWCA Women's Opportunity Center Classroom, 930 N Monroe St
  • When: Every other Tuesday from 3:30pm-5:00pm

Snacks and drinks are provided at every meeting.

Meeting Dates

  • May 7th, 2024
  • May 21st, 2024
  • June 4th, 2024
  • June 18th, 2024

Join the Teen Council

Any teen 13-18 years old from the Spokane County area who is interested in any of the following are encouraged to attend;

  • Leadership development & activism
  • Social justice efforts
  • Shaping how we talk about relationships in our community
  • The prevention of violence in our community
  • Creating healthier futures for all
  • Impacts of an abusive relationship
  • How to help friends in abusive relationships

Youth will have the following opportunities to amplify their voices;

  • Speak to the power of healthy teen relationships;
  • Promote healthy teen relationships;
  • Help us plan and host events for Teen Dating Violence Action Month;
  • Learn about teen dating violence issues & policies;
  • Use media and the arts to advocate for change;
  • Partner with adults, youth, and organizations to promote healthy relationships
  • Help organize and engage in community events & activities
  • Plan activities for Teen Dating Violence Action Month (February)

If you are interested in joining the Teen Council please sign up below.  

(Note: Will need to insert form for registration) 

Contact

If you have any questions, concerns or needs for accommodation in regards to the Teen Council, please contact our Prevention Coordinator, Lizbeth Reyes:

Call/Text: 509-370-9024

prevention@ywcaspokane.org

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