At YWCA New Britain in 2016...
- 701 people in 42 towns received comfort, compassion, and counseling provided by our Sexual Assault Crisis Service. 76 sexual violence prevention presentations were given including topics such as Feeling Safe Puppet show, an age appropriate discussion for children, What is Consent, and a program at UCONN called “Protect Our Pack” on preventing sexual assault on campus.
- SACS volunteers contributed 7,557 hours of their time to help survivors of sexual assault. 37 people completed the Counselor Advocate Training course aimed at gaining the valuable knowledge, training, and experience needed to provide supportive counseling and advocacy to sexual assault survivors and their families through hotline calls and police and hospital accompaniments.
- 33 personal training clients received encouragement, guidance, and motivation to meet their fitness goals and saw amazing results.
- 420 gymnastics students, up from 328 in 2015, including 14 Xcel competition team students, took classes to gain sports skills and self-confidence and to learn teamwork.
- Karate enrollment was up over 100% at 155 students (72 students in 2015). Lessons were learned in self-defense, respect, balance, control, coordination, discipline, focus, fitness, memory and teamwork.
- A new fall youth basketball program had 46 students learning basic skills and ball handling, passing, shooting form, hand-eye coordination, and teamwork.
- 320 children ages 6 weeks to 12 years received quality care and education through our nationally-accredited childcare program. A 27% increase since last year!
- 100 well-prepared children entered kindergarten after successfully completing our School Readiness program.
- 192 dance students from our New Britain and Bristol dance studios displayed grace and beauty at the annual recital for over 1,000 spectators.
- The STRIVE program for middle school girls gave a total of 79 students a safe, comfortable place to learn and have fun after school. 55% of them participated in our summer program, which helped them not to lose their achievement gains they made during the previous school year.
- The House of Teens teen center served a total of 49 high school girls. They earned credit in their high schools for gym and health hours and their capstone projects. H.O.T. was recognized by the National Civic League as one of three components for New Britain to earn the title of an All-American City!