Education

Education - Literacy

Education
The YWCA Hamilton offers a variety of programs for children and adults to improve their reading skills and advance their education.

Adult Education
Adult education and GED classes are free and confidential for adults who meet income eligibility. Instructors offer small group and individualized instruction. Classes are offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2pm-4pm at the Grant Early Learning Center in Hamilton with childcare provided. Participants may register on-site.

Computer Classes
Computer classes are offered throughout the year and cover computer basics and using the internet and email.  These classes are designed for students with little to no computer experience.  Classes are free and open to adults in Butler County who meet income eligibility. 

Elementary Reading Programs
The education department provides specialized reading instruction at local districts for eligible students retained by Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee.

Volunteers
Volunteers are always needed. Opportunities include program assistance, tutoring, office help, grant writing, and more.

For more information please contact:
April Hamlin, Education Program Director
Email: ahamlin@ywcahamilton.com
 

Education - Girl's Inc. 

The YWCA Hamilton, Ohio is an affiliate of Girls Incorporated which strives to enable girls to be Strong, Smart and Bold™ and to achieve their full potential through programming that builds their capacity for confident and responsible adulthood, economic independence and personal fulfillment.

Girls Incorporated® at the YWCA Hamilton, Ohio offers programs designed to build girls’ self-esteem and confidence, help them set boundaries, and develop healthy relationships with adults – all key elements to building healthy young women. Utilizing the nationally-regarded Girls Inc. curriculum, specific topics include:
•    Self-defense and violence prevention
•    Increasing skills and self-confidence in science, math, technology and related careers
•    Media and economic literary
•    Increasing skills to resist pressure to use harmful drugs
•    Leadership development
Programming is presented in a variety of methods including after-school programming, in-school programming, workshops, conferences and summer camps and at a variety of sites including schools, churches and community centers.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SESSION TOPICS THAT CAN BE OFFERED OR SEE IF YOUR SCHOOL OFFERS GIRLS INC. PLEASE CONTACT girlsinc@ywcahamilton.com.

Girl's Inc After School Registration

2017 Gingerbread House Guidelines


Guidelines
  • Gingerbread houses should be made with edible materials only. Think safe-to-eat items.
  • Use a solid and sturdy base such as heavy cardboard, wood, etc. and cover so that moisture cannot weaken the base. Base size should not exceed 15”x15”.
  • Structures should not exceed 24” in height
  • No batteries, electrical components, inedible decorative items or props
  • Royal Icing only. (egg and butter icings will spoil quickly)
  • Use only items that don’t require refrigeration (ex. No whipped cream)
  • Houses that are not structurally sound or do not meet guidelines will not be displayed or eligible for award.
  • Business/Agency entries have no size restrictions, BUT it must fit through the front door. Non-edible structural supports are allowed

Delivery Dates
Completed houses, entry forms and fees can be delivered to the YWCA Hamilton November 27th-December 1st.Deadline to receive houses is December 1st at 4pm!
Fees
Family $10
Competitive Teams/Individuals $25
Business/Agency $100

Display
Efforts will be made to display entries to their best advantage.  However, some interiors or backs of houses may not be viewable on display.  Houses that are not structurally sound or do not meet guidelines will not be displayed or eligible for award

Download Entry PDF

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