The YWCA Lower Cape Fear is proud to bring a new teen enrichment program for young girls!

Reach is an empowerment program for middle school girls designed to help them discover, develop, and use their own voices to cope with challenges and celebrate their achievements. The purpose of the Reach program is to offer resources, education, and experiences that foster healthy development to underrepresented communities, to break down social prejudices, and reinvent education about minority students using more accurate racial representation.



“Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go,

only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be.”

- Karen Ravn - 




 Program Goals:

  • Girls will gain the ability to think critically about complex themes, make responsible decisions and learn valuable life skills
  • Girls will learn to vocalize their opinions in a healthy and thoughtful manner
  • Girls will foster their individuality, and become more confident in the importance of their own voice
  • Reach will provide opportunities for the girls to gain general awareness and experience culture and diversity
  • Reach will empower girls to make a positive impact on their community through service learning projects

Program Highlights:

  • For middle school girls, ages 10-14
  • Healthy, after-school snack provided
  • Group discussions, based on the Girls Circle curriculum
  • Individual growth and personal goal setting
  • Community Show Days, giving students a showcase for the achievements

Application & Registration

Applications must be filled out before registration closes to be considered. A $25 application fee will be required with the submission of the application. Please email us for enrollment availability and application information.

Program Fees:

*Annual YWCA Membership: $25 - $55

Registration Fee: $25

 *Participants must be YWCA members.

Internship & Volunteer Opportunities Available! 

Do you have a passion for working with at-risk youth? We are currently looking for interns and volunteers to:

  • Facilitate group discussions and workshops
  • Provide case management for group participants
  • Track the progress of behavioral modifications administered to each participant
  • Teach dance, music, art, or poetry
  • Assist with grant writing and grant applications
  • Organize events in the community and engage with community partners
  • Create meaningful and lasting relationships with participants to foster a safe environment for self-expression and internal exploration
For more information, click to email:
Kylah Thorpe
Community Impact Coordinator
or call 910.799.6820, ext 114