Youth Programs

The Youth Department, under the direction of Lisa Straub, offers programs and clubs for boys and girls all throughout the year. The Youth Department consists of a game room, movie center, kitchen, and use of the gym. 

Youth pay on a per program basis. Scholarships are available through the Samuel Justus Charitable Trust and various donations. All information provided is kept strictly confidential.

The Youth Department is always in need of volunteers for events and classes. If you like to work with kids or have a skill to share, please contact our Youth Director, Lisa Straub.

For the most current schedule of Youth Programs, check the monthly update posts on our home page, as well as the current issue of our brochure. To keep up with all the Youth Department’s events, please be sure to find us on Facebook.

YWCA Girls Club

The 2015-2016 YWCA Girls Club meets on Wednesdays after school until 5:00 PM in the Youth Department Lounge for girls in 6th through 9th grades. The girls receive a delicious snack and participate in a variety of activities such as crafts, cooking classes, spa days, Zumba, and more. They have access to the game room, computer, gym and lounge areas.

The Girls Club runs from September through May.  Cost is just $20 for the year and with financial aid available.

Teen Dances

The YWCA of Oil City holds teen dances approximately five times throughout the school year, to provide a safe, supervised and fun event for our community’s teens in 6th through 9th grades. Adult chaperones and staff are on-site and closely supervise the dances both inside and outside the facility.

All dances are held on Friday evenings from 7 PM – 9:30 PM (except the Starlight Ball Semi Formal).  Music is provided by DJ Posey. Admission is $3 per person (except the Starlight Ball semi formal). The 2016 schedule will be announced soon.

Thank you to our dance Ticket Sponsors for supporting our teen dances!

Parents with questions about dances can use our Contact Us form, call (814) 676-6528 anytime during YWCA hours, or visit the YWCA.

If you would like to chaperone a dance or sponsor tickets, please call the YWCA at (814) 676-6528.

20th Annual Starlight Ball

The 20th Annual Starlight Ball is January 23, 2016, sponsored by Culligan of Oil City. This semi-formal dance (please no blue jean attire) for 6th through 9th grades features Dj Posey, and will be held at the Knights of Columbus in Oil City from 7 PM – 10 PM. Admission is $8 per person and advanced tickets are required. Tickets go on sale December 12, and please don’t delay – tickets go quickly! Picture packages are available.

Christmas Creations

Girls and boys in 3rd through 5th grades are invited to join us for Christmas Creations on December 8, 15, and 22, from 4 PM to 5 PM. Registration is required by December 4, and the cost is $10.  We will do baking, crafting, and more!