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Babysitter Training Course:


Registration for our American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training course is now open! Classes will be held Sunday, November 2nd and Sunday, November 9th 9:00am-4:30pm with ARC instructor Judy Emch. Classes are open to boys and girls ages 11-15.

This class teaches home & outdoor safety, basic child care, caregiving, safe play, first aid, critical emergency and professional leadership skills. Each class participant will receive an ARC Child and infant CPR certification upon completion of the course.

This class is great for pre-teens and teenagers that are responsible for caring for younger sibling or those wanting to gain the proper skills to have babysitting clientele of their own.


The cost of this program is $75 for YWCA members and $90 for non-members. Register today- Class space is limited to 12 participants.


Line Dancing Classes to start!

Line Dancing with D & D Monday mornings from 10:30 am – 11:30 am beginning October 20th.

To read more about this fun class please click here


Dog Training Classes

“If your dog isn’t coming to you, you should be coming to me!”- Marty Neely Certified Dog Trainer

We are happy to announce that Dog Training classes at the YWCA are back!  Certified Dog Trainer Marty Neely is a highly qualified trainer with over 25 years of experience.  He will address basic obedience, socialization with people and other dogs, positive reinforcement and problem behaviors. He works closely with the dog owners to ensure that they are able to clearly communicate with their furry companions.

The 6 week program begins Wednesday, November 5th 7:00pm-8:00pm for puppies or beginner dogs that have never had training.

The cost of the program is $100 per session.

 “Marty is a highly skilled dog and owner trainer. He works his magic on the dogs and is very patient with us humans. “- Sharon & Indiana


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Stand Against Racism

Bates College Senior Alyse Bigger, YWCA Executive Director Kathy Durgin-Leighton, Keynote Speaker Sarah Davis, Keynote Speaker Dr. Joyce Gibson


On Saturday, May 3rd, 2014, the YWCA of Central Maine located at 130 East Avenue in Lewiston, joined over 200 YWCA’s nationwide in taking a “Stand Against Racism”. “Stand Against Racism” is a movement of the YWCA that aims to eliminate racism by raising awareness through this annual event.

The YWCAs in America and around the world have a rich history of advocating for racial justice and today is no exception. The YWCA’s One Imperative adopted by the National YWCA movement in 1970 commands us: To thrust our collective power toward the elimination of racism, wherever it exists and by any means necessary. It is the One Imperative that guides our process to eliminate injustices in employment, education, healthcare, housing, human services and other areas that affect the quality of an individual’s

Throughout our history, the YWCA has been in the forefront of most major movements in the United States as a pioneer in race relations, labor union representation, and the empowerment of women. On Saturday, we not only intend to raise awareness of the issues of racism, we intend to affect real change in the lives of our family, friends and co-workers through a process that identifies and eradicates the barriers that divide us and that perpetuate racism and other forms of oppression. As individuals learn what has kept us apart, they will develop new ways of working cooperatively by creating new models of shared resources and perspectives. Our goal is not to pave the way for the future. It is to create the future – a better future for all.