Girls Circle

The YWCA Glendale and YWCA Pasadena have partnered together to offer Girls Circle to girls from Glendale and Pasadena Unified School Districts in the 20/21 school year. The Girls Circle model is a structured support group for girls and youth who identify with female development, and integrates relational theory, resiliency practices, and skills training in a specific format designed to increase positive connection and personal and collective strengths in girls. Girls Circle is listed on SAMHSA’s national registry of evidence based programs.

Schedule: Girls Circle will be offered once a week after school to girls in Pasadena Unified School District and once a week after school to girls in Glendale Unified School District, with circles beginning in September 2020. During COVID-19, Girls Circle will be offered virtually.

Start Dates:  January 8th & 10th
Time: 3:30PM-5:30PM
Format: Virtual
Audience: Girls ages 12-15 of Glendale Unified School District & Pasadena Unified School District
Glendale Girls Circle: Tuesday’s starting January 12th
  • January 12th, 19th, 26th  

  • February 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd  

  • March 2nd, 9th, 23rd, 30th  

  • April 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th  

  • May 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th 

Pasadena Girls Circle: Thursday’s starting January 14th
  • January 14th, 21st, 28th  

  • February 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th  

  • March 4th, 11th, 25th  

  • April 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th  

  • May 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th 

Girls Circle Themes & Topics 

Girls Circle groups from 3:30PM-5:30PM will include student breaks, off-ramps to leave early after participating, and may be updated based on current events & student engagement levels. Our focus is girls empowerment through having fun! Each day will include a Girls Circle Opening Check-In and discussion topics, in addition to digital games and art & science activities.  

Registration Process
1) Complete this online form
2) Download, sign & submit waivers and forms to Jomie at
3) Await confirmation of your student’s enrollment!

During COVID-19, Girls Circle will be offered virtually. 


YWCA Girls Volunteer making decorations for Villa Gardens Senior Living Facility

Girls participate in 3D Printing Workshop