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The mission of YWCA Delaware’s Youth Development program is to build the strength of the community by empowering youth to maximize their personal and educational potential. We provide comprehensive and innovative college and career preparation and diversity and leadership workshops for at-risk youth, giving them a unique opportunity for an accomplished future. Our program challenges youth to become independent thinkers advocating for their own success while building their self-esteem, social competence and employability skills.

Learning Resources

Note-taking tips to help you take better notes in class.

YWCA Delaware has compiled a list of tips that youth/teens can use to become more successful in school. These tips will help you in the classroom and completing your homework, in-person or online at home.


101 Ways to Help Your Child/Teen Have a Successful School Year

YWCA Delaware has compiled a list of 101 ways that parents can help their child/teen be successful in school. The list found in the link below are designed to show your child/teen you care about their education and that you are committed to helping them.


Virtual Programming

As the process of education migrated to online formats due to COVID-19, YWCA Delaware also shifted to provide virtual programming to keep young people involved and focused through these challenging times. Utilizing Zoom, Power Point and other online tools, we have continued to facilitate virtual workshops and trainings for both high school and middle school students throughout Delaware. Current Programs include:

YW Girl

YW Girl is a four-year college and career preparation program for high school girls with a focus on increasing self esteem and confidence, encouraging leadership and building networking opportunities that provide a foundation for financial security and economic stability for a successful future.   This workshop covers:

  • Goal-Setting & Self-Organization
    “Understanding the action Plan”
  • Attitude & Personal Values
    “My Attitude is Everything”
  • Healthy Relationships
    “Teen Dating Violence, Establishing Healthy Boundaries”
  • Eliminating Distractions
    “Breaking Bad Habits & Re-Establishing Goals”
  • Stress Management
    “ How I Deal & Cope with Stress”
  • College & Career Exploration
    “ What Do I want to do with my Life”

YW Girls podcast


The Esteem program consists of stand-alone or series of workshops that target issues our youth face today. Your school or organization may choose one, two or all of the workshops – whatever fits your needs.

  • Character Building
  • Leadership/Self-Awareness & Respect
  • Conflict Resolution/Problem Solving/Decision making
  • Diversity
  • Teen Dating Violence prevention & Healthy relationship building
  • Employability

Other Programs:

Diversity: I AM… the Key to Change

This series promotes understanding and respect among students of all races, religions, ethnicities and cultures through education on individuality, acceptance, support, relationships, communication, conflict resolution and advocacy.

Summer Programs

YWCA Delaware Youth Development Programs can be adapted to a summer schedule.  We do also offer summer-specific programs like our SITE (Summer Internship Teen Empowerment) Program.

Contact Us

For more information, contact Charisse Partin, Youth Services Coordinator:
302.224.4060, ext. 201 or