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July 2015

Seeley Swan Valley Backpacking Adventure (ages 14-18)

July 18, 2015 - July 23, 2015
Seeley Swan

For new and returning High School GUTS! girls, this trip will explore the beautiful Seeley Swan Valley. Girls must have backpacking experience and be ready for a four-day, three-night backpack. We will complete service learning projects and try stand up paddle-boarding!

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August 2015

Bitterroot Adventure (ages 11-13)

August 1, 2015 - August 6, 2015
Bitterroot Valley MT United States + Google Map

This trip is designed for middle school girls who have attended at least one previous Summer Outdoor Adventure. Girls will get their hands dirty on an organic farm, explore river ecology, wilderness skills, and take in the Bitterroot Valley and mountains on a three-day, two-night backpacking trip.

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May 2016

LunaFest

May 12, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Wilma Theater, 131 Higgins Ave
Missoula, MT 59802 United States
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$10

The YWCA Missoula’s GUTS! Program is proud to present LUNAFEST, a nationally-touring film festival that showcases 9 unique short films by, for and about women. To purchase your tickets in advance, click here! Eighty-five percent of the proceeds will benefit the YWCA’s GUTS! girls leadership program, with LUNAFEST’s national partner, the Breast Cancer Research Fund, receiving 15 percent. The money raised will fund scholarships for GUTS! summer wilderness adventures for girls ages 9 to 18 whose families can’t afford the…

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January 2019

GRIT High School Carpentry Workshop

January 12, 2019 - January 29, 2019
Missoula College West Campus, 2795 37th Ave.
Missoula, MT 59804
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This 20-hour carpentry workshop is free and open to high school girls and non-binary and gender-diverse students! Participants will gain tangible skills through hours of hands-on practice, work as a team to complete projects and solve problems, build confidence and leadership skills, make new friends, and have lots of fun! Over the 4 days of learning, participants will complete a personal project to take home. Saturday, January 12th: 9:00am-4:00pm Tuesday, January 15th: 4:00pm-7:00pm Saturday, January 26th: 9:00am-4:00pm Tuesday January 29th:…

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February 2019

Exploratory Skilled Trades Workshop

February 8, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Missoula College West Campus, 2795 37th Ave.
Missoula, MT 59804
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Are you looking for a well-paying job in the Missoula area? Do you love working with your hands? Have you considered entering the skilled trades but have no idea where to begin? This workshop has the answers and resources you’re looking for! YWCA's GRIT Program, Missoula College, and the Career Training Institute (CTI) in Helena are organizing a one-day exploratory workshop for women and non-binary and gender-diverse individuals aged 14+ to explore a potential career in trade and skill-related fields,…

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July 2019

Plant Identification Field Day

July 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801
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Plant Identification and Foraging Field Day, a combined effort of the Natural History Center and the YWCA's GRIT program, is a one-day workshop during which participants will learn the basics of plant identification and get hands-on experience identifying edible and medicinal plants in the wild and throughout town. We hope that participants will walk away with basic knowledge of how plant ID works, the ability to identify common plants and “weeds”, and the enthusiasm to continue their education! This course…

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September 2019

GRIT Carpentry Workshop and Service Project

September 26, 2019 - October 12, 2019

The YWCA's GRIT Program is teaming up with the Flagship Program, Missoula Food Bank & Community Center, and Homeword to offer a FREE 20-hour carpentry workshop! This program is open to girls and gender diverse youth* aged 14-18. (In need of community service hours? This is a great opportunity!) The workshop takes place over 4 days at the Missoula Food Bank (1720 Wyoming St.): - Thurs, Sept. 26 from 2:30p-5:30p - Sat., Sept. 28 from 10:00a-5:00p - Thurs., Oct. 10…

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November 2019

GRIT Butchering Workshop

November 16, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Missoula Food Bank and Community Center, 1720 Wyoming St.
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
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The YWCA's GRIT Program, in collaboration with the Missoula Urban Demonstration Project (aka MUD), is offering a 3-hour, hands-on butchering workshop, which is open to girls, women, and gender diverse individuals aged 14+*! The workshop is instructed by the Lead Tool Librarian at Missoula Urban Demonstration Project and gives participants the chance to get hands-on experience quartering and butchering a deer killed during this hunting season. There are 12 spots available. Preference will be given to youth participants (14-18 years…

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January 2020

GUTS! Volunteer Training

January 29 @ 4:30 pm - January 30 @ 7:00 pm
YWCA Office, 1130 W Broadway
Missoula, MT 59802 United States
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GUTS! (Girls Using Their Strengths) is currently accepting new volunteers for Spring 2020  Our volunteers facilitate a weekly afterschool or lunch group with young girls, non-binary, and gender diverse youth.  They lead activities focused on healthy relationships, body image, identifying personal strengths, and developing a community service project. Being a mentor through GUTS! can allow you to have a lifelong impact on the youth in our community (and have a ton of fun)! Apply online here. Spring volunteer training will…

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February 2020

GRIT High School Welding Workshop

February 4 - February 22
Missoula College West Campus, 2795 37th Ave.
Missoula, MT 59804
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  GRIT is kicking off the 2020 season with a 20-hour welding workshop! Participants will begin by learning about welding equipment, safety practices, and basic skills. Throughout the four sessions, participants will continue to develop their welding skills through personal and group projects under the instruction of local, professional welders! 12 spots available for girls, non-binary and gender-diverse youth ages 14-18.*Sessions:Tuesday, Feb. 4th (4-7 pm)Saturday, Feb. 8th (9-4 pm)Tuesday, Feb. 18th (4-7 pm)Saturday, Feb. 22nd (9-4 pm)*GRIT creates free programming…

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