For the past 8
years, the YWCA Northcentral PA’s Wise Options program as not only been a
source of physical and emotional support for Lycoming County but we are
also a proud provider of educational programs. It has become quite
evident that issues such as domestic violence and sexual assault are a
major concern not only nationwide but here in our area as well. It is
integral that we as a community take a stand against these issues by
educating future generations on awareness and safety. Wise Options
offers a large array of educational programing, free of charge, for
children and teens ranging in ages 4 to 17 as well as adults, working
professionals and elderly individuals.
We pride ourselves as an
organization on staying aware of the needs of our community and evolving
with the cultural climate. Our educational materials are tailored to
meet the concerns of our audience. Currently we provide programs for
healthy relationships, sexual and domestic violence awareness, bullying
and diversity. We also offer custom programing for specific issues that
may be relevant to your institution. All of our resources are carefully
monitored and up-to-date, reflecting current and accurate research and
statistics. Materials are garnered through best practices approved by
the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) and the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR).
is important to the YWCA and Wise Options that our educational
programing is not only informative but interesting and interactive as
well. We strive to engage the students through active participation and
physical interaction. Our staff is well versed in diverse educational
programing, offering an exciting and thought-provoking perspective.
only does Wise Options educational programing offer a strong knowledge
base for students and adults, we can also provide local resources for
further help or assistance. If you have any questions or comments,
please contact Kacie Hopkins, Wise Options Community Educator, at (570)
322-4637 ext. 112.