Young Men and Women in Action

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Young Men in Action and Young Women in Action are always looking for passionate, dedicated volunteers from the community. This program is paid for by the Camas Washougal Rotary Club and is made possible with the help of local organizations who make donations, provide special pricing or facilitate field trips to their businesses.  Participation in Rotary is not a requirement.

Image Young Men in Action

Young Men in Action, sponsored and staffed by the Camas-Washougal Rotary Club, strives to help protect youth from problem behaviors while promoting positive behaviors.

The program provides fifth-grade boys an opportunity to interact with peers who are not in their circle of friends and focuses on development of life skills such as friendship, health, hygiene, careers and manners, while being fun and age-appropriate.


Young Women in Action

Image YWIA is for fifth grade girls at Hathaway Elementary.

The strong, yet subtle lesson for fifth grade girls participating in the Camas Washougal Rotary Young Women in Action (YWIA) mentoring program is that, when we are comfortable with ourselves we become more accepting of others. 

The free eight-week program provides girls an opportunity to interact with peers who are not in their circle of friends and fits neatly into the school week on Wednesday afternoons, when school dismisses early. The curriculum focuses on development of life skills such as friendship, health, hygiene, career, manners, etiquette, and “envision your life” exercises, while being fun and age-appropriate.
 
A field trip to the restaurant at Columbia Ridge Senior Living in Camas allows the girls to practice manners.  The personal care day focuses on basic hygiene and personal care with a field trip to the Manning Academy of Cosmetology which provides each student with a self-esteem-boosting hair style makeover.
 
Young Women in Action, sponsored and staffed by the Camas-Washougal Rotary Club, strives to help protect youth from problem behaviors while promoting positive behaviors. The strong, yet subtle lesson for the girls participating is that when one is comfortable with herself, she becomes more accepting of others.
 
The program ends with a farewell celebration in which the girls practice social skills they have learned, receive a photo of themselves and friends they made during the program, certificates, flowers and cake.
 
February 10    Getting to Know You
February 17    Relationships & Trust
February 24    Manners Field Trip – Field Trip - BUS
March 2          Nutrition/Exercise
March 9          Money Management
March 16        Personal Care - Field Trip – BUS
March 23        What's My Line – Careers for Women
March 30        Final Celebration