This winter and spring, the GRIT (Girls* Representing in Trades) program is offering 3 brand new workshops for high school girls* in Missoula and western Montana! These in-depth workshops will cover carpentry, welding and sustainable energy! In each workshop you’ll gain tangible hands-on skills, build a personal project to take home, work as a team to create a group project to donate to an organization, build confidence and leadership skills, make new friends, and of course, have lots of fun!
You can register for as many workshops as you’d like. We will accept 10 girls in each. We ask participants to attend all dates of the workshop they register for.
In addition to these in-depth programs, GRIT will be offering shorter one-day or half-day bonus programs on topics like basic car maintenance, firefighting, architecture, roofing, basic electrical work, and tiling. Some will be open to youth and adults! Stay tuned for details!
Workshop Schedules:*These schedules are subject to change, depending on instructor and space availability, but programs will run close to these dates.
Carpentry: Saturday, January 13th: 9:00am-4:00pm Tuesday, January 16th: 4:00pm-7:00pmSaturday, January 27th: 9:00am-4:00pm Tuesday January 30th: 4:00pm-7:00pm
Welding:Saturday, February 17th: 9:00am-4:00pm Weekday during the week of February 19th: 4:00pm-7:00pm Saturday, March 3rd 9:00am-4:00pm Weekday during the week of March 5th: 4:00pm-7:00pm
Sustainable Energy:Saturday, April 14th: 9:00am-4:00pmWeekday during the week of April 16th: 4:00pm-7:00pmSaturday, April 28th 9:00am-4:00pmWeekday during the week of April 30th: 4:00pm-7:00pm
*Inclusion statement: Interested participants who identify with girlhood or womanhood are welcome to join GUTS! and GRIT programs. This includes participants who are transgender or are outside the gender binary and feel that GUTS!/GRIT could be beneficial or enjoyable to them.
To register: Please complete the registration form below or print a hard copy found at ywcaofmissoula.org and return to YWCA. This program is free of charge.Questions? Contact Roe or Margaret at (406) 543-6691 or email firstname.lastname@example.orgAll activities are subject to change, depending upon weather conditions and other unforeseen challenges.
Registration forms for Carpentry are due January 6th, 2018Registration forms for Welding are due February 10th, 2018Registration forms for Sustainable Energy are due April 7th, 2018