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Green Dot LA

What’s new with Green Dot LA?!

Green Dot LA is hard at work building community! Since the initial four-day training in August, many of the newly-certified instructors have been creating presentations and workshops on bystander intervention for businesses and groups in the Twin Cities. Others are informally sharing what they learned in their own organizations, neighborhoods, families, and friendship circles.

Recently, Green Dot LA has held pop-up events at Starbucks in Auburn and Simones’ Hot Dog Stand in Lewiston. Group members wear their Green Dot LA teachers in order to spark conversation about the Green Dot movement and their work to prevent harassment, assault, and domestic and partner violence. Stay tuned for the official launch of Green Dot LA in 2018! In the meantime, you can stay updated with all things Green Dot LA at our facebook page! Just search: @greendotla or visit: https://www.facebook.com/greendotlewistonauburn/

What is Green Dot LA?!

Green Dot Lewiston-Auburn is a group of local volunteers who are committed to making our Twin Cities community a better and safer place by teaching strategies for safe and effective responses to hurtful and hateful words and behaviors. In response to several incidents of anti-immigrant harassment in 2016, a non-partisan group of Lewiston and Auburn residents began meeting to discuss ways to support their community at a time of increased public hostility. This group, the Community of Kindness, partnered with YWCA Central Maine to engage Green Dot, an internationally respected leader in bystander training. Following three days of focus groups conducted by Green Dot to learn more about our community, Green Dot customized a four-day instructor training completed by 46 participants in August 2017.

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.

This class is offered several times throughout the year.

Please check at the front desk for more information on

the next class.









PEACE (Positive Ethnic and Cultural Exchange)

PEACE (Positive Ethnic And Cultural Exchange) is a YWCA initiative working to build community among women while emphasizing cross-cultural exchange. The program fosters transformative friendships through social gatherings, health and wellness programming, art workshops, and issue-based dialogue in a women-only space.




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!


  • Taught by Denise
  • For more info contact the YWCA at 207-795-4050