What We Do

Programs & Classes

Red Cross Babysitter's Training Course

This course teaches home and outdoor safety, basic care giving, safe play, first aid, critical emergency responses, and leadership skills. Each class participant will receive an ARC child and infant CPR certification upon completion of the course. This class is great for pre-teens and teenagers who are responsible for caring for younger sibling or those wanting to gain the skills to have babysitting clientele of their own.

ARC instructor Judy Emch. Classes are open to boys and girls ages 11-15.

The cost of this program is $75 for YWCA members and $90 for non-members.

This class is given several times a year. 

Call the YWCA to find out when the next class is scheduled

207-795-4050

PEACE (Positive Ethnic and Cultural Exchange)

 

 

Line Dancing

 

Line Dancing is on Mondays 10:30am – 11:30am

Cost: $3.00 per class

Denise has started another class on Wednesday evenings in our gym 6:30pm – 8:00pm .

Cost: $4.00 per class

This is class is designed to teach you the basics of line dancing while providing an opportunity to exercise and meet new friends! All ages are welcome!

 

  • Mondays
  • 10:30 to 11:30 am
  • Taught by Denise
  • For more info contact the YWCA at 207-795-4050
  • $3 for each class

Little Sparks Karate

Phoenix Karate Academy in Auburn and the YWCA offer karate classes at the YWCA every Saturday morning. Classes are offered every six weeks. In Little Sparks Karate, toddlers are taught basic tumbling, balance, and Karate blocks and also learning good listening skills, how to follow directions, and taking turns. This class also teaches the concept of stranger danger self-defense.

Ages:  2-4 years

  • Saturday Mornings 
  • 8:00 am – 8:30 am
  • Six week classes
  • $50 for members; $60 non-members. Additional uniform fee
  • Contact: YWCA at 207-795-4050

Children’s Karate

Phoenix Karate Academy in Auburn and the YWCA offer karate classes at the YWCA every Saturday morning. Classes are offered every six weeks. For ages 5-12 years, this classes helps build self-confidence while learning self-defense techniques. A great way for your child to stay physically active, meet new friends, and learn valuable skills that they can apply throughout their lifetime.

Ages:  5-12 years

 

  • Saturday Mornings – (plus one additional class per week at the Phoenix Karate Academy Dojo in Auburn)
  • 8:30 am – 9:30 am
  • Six week classes
  • $90 for members; $100 non-members. Additional uniform fee
  • YWCA at 207-795-4050

Girls on the Run

The YWCA Girls on the Run team is offered annually in the spring through Girls on the Run Maine. Girls on the Run is a national organization that offers an empowerment-based running program for girls in 3-5 grade. Girls on the Run curriculum incorporates lessons and conversations on issues that are relevant to young girls including: body positivity, friendships, media, and self-esteem. Practices include conversations and hands-on activities around the week’s themes that are woven into running games and workouts. Girls on the Run is an opportunity for girls of all backgrounds to develop their own physical fitness goals in a supportive and positive group of peers and adult mentors. The YWCA offers Girls on the Run free-of-charge and funds the program through grants and donations. If you would like to contribute to Girls on the Run or sponsor a girl’s participation, you can give directly to the YWCA Girls on the Run team.