“Year of the Young Woman” kicks off on Jan. 21 at Pottstown YWCA

Life is generational by nature. So is the generation gap. The YWCA Tri-County Area invites women of all ages to attend “Bridging the Gap”, the first in a series of workshops provided during 2012, “Year of the Young Woman”. This series of events and opportunities will highlight the cohesion and shared promise of women reaching their full potential.


According to Andrea Primas, YWCA Tri-County Area Executive Director, “A girl’s passage from childhood to adulthood is often uncertain and confusing. Women face tremendous challenges today as well as numerous, unprecedented opportunities. The YWCA’s goal is to address these issues, and provide women of all ages with the means to thrive and live competent, confident, capable lives.”


Bridging the Gap will be an insightful panel discussion that will include both young and seasoned women. The program will facilitate cooperation and understanding between women of different ages and cultures. It will create a synergistic relationship between women as they recognize their mutual interdependence by connecting the wisdom of some, with the enthusiasm of others.


“Panelists will consist of multigenerational women from our local community as they share and relate their experiences and the importance of communication,” states Sharon Basile, Board President of the YWCA Tri-County Area.


The panel discussion and light tea will take place on Saturday, January 21, 2012 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the YWCA Tri-County Area, 315 King Street, Pottstown. Attendance is FREE, but reservations are required. To attend, call the YWCA at 610-323-1888 to register.


The YWCA has designated 2012 as the “Year of the Young Woman”. Future programs will focus on topics such as Journaling, Body Image, Non-Traditional Careers, Cyber Bullying and Stalking, Go Green, and Advocacy.


About the YWCA:  The YWCA Tri-County Area has been serving the Pottstown and surrounding communities for over 100 years. Their mission to eliminate racism and empower women is achieved through programs and services such as Child Care, Adult Literacy, Women EXCEL and their Healthy Choices program for teenage girls.


 About the Year of the Young Woman – 2012:  In keeping with the YWCA USA;’s focus on engaging a new generation (30 & Under), the Year of the Young Woman (12-30), sponsored by the YWCA Tri-County Area, is a series of events and opportunities to connect younger and seasoned women. The experiences will facilitate cooperation and understanding between women of different ages and cultures, and create a synergistic relationship between women as we recognize our mutual interdependence, connecting the wisdom of some to the zeal of others.


“No country can get ahead if it leaves half of its population behind,” International Women’s Day, 2011.


To be part of building a relational bridge, or for more information about the YWCA Tri-County Area, please call 610-323-1888 or visit them online at www.ywcatricountryarea.org.



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