Education Services

YWCA Northeast Indiana offers a variety of Educational Services that covers each facet of Our Mission: eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. Some of these services include:

Adult Education Programs:

Racial Justice

Diversity 101 Training for Businesses:

This interactive two hour training can be customized for your organization. This presentation looks at key terms, issues, implicit bias and provides resources for diversity within your workplace.

Basic Presentation: 1-1.5 hours for up to 20 participants. $200 ($100 with nonprofit discount)

In-Depth Presentation: 2-3 hours for up to 20 participants. $400 ($200 with nonprofit discount)

C.A.R.E. Workshops

C.A.R.E (Cultivating Allyship and Racial Equity) is a series of four workshops that is created to encourage racial literacy at individual and organizational levels. C.A.R.E. expounds upon the lessons of Diversity 101 by incorporating self reflection and social awareness activities.

Full Day: 7 hours (8 hours with a lunch break) for up to 100 participants. $3,000 ($1,000 with nonprofit discount)

Split Sessions: 2 hours weekly over 4 weeks (8 hours total) for up to 100 participants. $3,000 ($1,000 with nonprofit discount)

Immigration 101:

In this FREE training, participants will learn about the basics of terminology around immigration, learn about local trends, and also learn about the process to become a citizen (naturalization). This presentation includes discussion and activities to keep the audience engaged.

To request a racial justice training, fill out the form linked above, or email Heather at

Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence 101:

Explore the dynamics of domestic violence including the forms, cycle of violence, power and control, why victims stay, and how to help. This presentation can be adapted to fit a variety of audiences and will focus on the educational needs of the audience.

Domestic Violence 101 w/Children:

Beyond the basic dynamics of domestic violence, this program includes an in-depth look at how it affects the children in the home. Learn more about how to work with children who have experienced violence.

Digital Boundaries 101 for Parents:

A discussion about how technological advances can affect the safety of young people. Parents learn about cyber bullying, human trafficking, trends with technology and youth, and ways to keep children safe.

The Bottom Line: Domestic Violence and the Workplace:

The #1 cause of injury to women in the workplace is domestic violence. Take some time to educate your staff about the dynamics of domestic violence and working with employees who may be victims.

How One Question Can Save a Life: Domestic Violence and Healthcare Workers:

Domestic violence accounts for 30% of women with injuries in Emergency Departments across the country. This program offers education and intervention strategies for healthcare workers in nursing homes, hospitals, private practices, clinics, and universities.

Cut it Out: Salons Against Domestic Violence:

Most domestic violence victims never call the police or go to a shelter. However, many feel comfortable confiding in salon professionals who are trusted listeners. This presentation is available to all cosmetology schools and salons.

Faith can Heal: A Congregation’s Response to Domestic Violence:

Often, domestic violence victims will seek out support from their places of worship. It is critical that congregations and clergypersons are prepared to provide accurate and life-saving information when necessary.

Youth Education Programs:

Our Community Educators have spoken to tens of thousands of young people in schools, youth groups, and community centers. We seek to create fun and empowering programs that are relevant to the young people we work with. Click here to see which Indiana Department of Education Academic Standards for Health & Wellness and Indiana Department of Education Social-Emotional Leaning Competencies our youth education presentations meet. Our presentations include:

Eyes Wide Open…relationship awareness©

Eyes Wide Open…relationship awareness© is utilized, an educational program created by our staff. Eyes Wide Open is one of few curriculums in northeast Indiana to be recognized by the Indiana State Department of Education as an Identified Model Curriculum to meet requirements under Heather’s Law, named after an Indianapolis teen was killed by her boyfriend. This program focuses on educating young adults about healthy relationships and how to identify the signs of unhealthy and dangerous relationships.

Digital Citizenship 101

A discussion about how technological advances can affect the safety of young people. Students learn about respecting themselves and others and about the possible dangers of cell phones, social networking websites, and the internet. Digital Citizenship 101 addresses the dangers of sexting, and educates about the warning signs of grooming. This program can also be formatted and presented for the benefit of parents, teachers, school administrators, and youth administrators.


This new presentation focuses on teaching 4th and 5th grade students how to recognize bullying in its digital forms. Students leave knowing what bullying looks like when the Internet, social media, and cell phones come into play, as well as how to prevent cyberbullying in all its forms. Our curriculum falls in line with the legislation (HEA 1423) signed into law by Governor Mike Pence which requires that schools implement bullying prevention education for students in grades 1-12. This incredibly important education can contribute to a school climate where bullying is not only unacceptable, but also not achievable.

Request us to come to a resource fair, tabling event, or anything else here.

If you have any questions regarding our Community Education Services, please do not hesitate to contact our education team at or (260) 424-4908 ext. 222.

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Download our toolkit here: 2024 TDVAM Toolkit.

Our education services are made possible in part by grants from: