Girls at Young Women on the Move are gaining resiliency to life’s challenges and belief in their ability to achieve their goals. YWOM girls are developing the habits, attitudes, beliefs and expectations to be healthy in mind, body and spirit. Our goal is that they will then become leaders of healthy change in their families, community and world.


This spring all YWOM girls are challenging each other to be their personal and team best in health, active living, and academic excellence

Team Challenge I: Walk Kansas - March 16-May 10, 2014

YWOM girls are “walking” Kansas in this statewide contest sponsored by Kansas State Research and Extension. YWOM’s five teams of six girls select a distance goal for the eight weeks and then log minutes of physical activity and cups of fruits and vegetables consumed each week.  The goal is equivalent to 423 miles across, 846 across and back, or 1200 miles around Kansas.

Team Challenge II: 3.0 GPA Or Better

YWOM girls are challenging each other to achieve higher academic excellence, and they’re well on their way to meeting their goals. They know that doing well in school gives them many options for their future success.

Garden to Table 

YWOM Community Garden

20140409_145455There’s plenty of room to spare so we’re inviting our families and neighbors to sign up for a plot for the summer planting in May. The YWOM Community Garden is located adjacent to  YWOM offices, 2097 N. 81st Street, KCK at Bethel Presbyterian Church.  A special thanks to KC Community Gardens staff, K-State Extension youth garden specialist, and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.

Culinary Academy

20140226_141638YWOM girls are teaching nutrition and serving healthy snacks each month to pre-school students at El Centro’s Children’s Academy. Sessions are led by Erin Laurie, MS, Rd, LS, executive director of Nutra-net, and YWOM volunteer.


Walk Kansas Team: Fearless Flying Pigs

Walk Kansas Team: Fearless Flying Pigs – We Can Achieve The Impossible!

Our Wish List!


Healthy Snacks, Fresh Fruits

Personal Care Products

School Supplies

Badminton sets

Volleyball Nets

Athletic Shoes, socks





AKA Garden PicWe are thrilled that members of Alpha Kappa Alpha have chosen to mentor YWOM girls. AKA sisters are teaching workshops on leadership, college and career success, inner beauty, etiquette and self-esteem. They’re even getting their hands in the dirt to help with our expanded community garden!

 Launch of CREATION Health!

20140409_151418A special thanks to Shawnee Mission Medical Center, our newest corporate sponsor, for sharing its award-winning wellness program, CREATION Health, with YWOM girls and families. Developed by and used worldwide by the Adventist Health System, the nation’s largest, nonprofit, faith-based health care system in the United States, the wellness program focuses on eight universal principles of health: choice, rest, environment, activity, trust, interpersonal relationships, outlook, and nutrition.


April 2: College Application Process

April 9: Spring Planting in Garden

April 9-30: CREATION Health Workshops

April 23: Job Shadowing

May 3: AKA Etiquette Workshop and Lunch

May 10: Fieldtrip to University of Kansas for 6th-8th graders

May 17: Volunteering at Kiwanis Bike Rodeo at Schlitterbahn

May 21: 2014 YWOM Showcase and Awards Dinner