YWCA of the U.S.A. young adult program materials, regional council meeting minutes and reports, and a brief history of work with young employed women in the YWCA of the U.S.A. Regional young adult councils meet to discuss and plan regional program and are an intermediary between the National Young Adult Council and local associations with young adult programs. Minutes and reports are grouped by region and arranged chronologically. The National Board of the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s "A Brief History of the YWCA and Its Work with Employed Women" is created as a tool for local associations to interest young employed women in participating in their local association documenting how the YWCA of the U.S.A. and its local associations can impact the lives of women. Young adult program emphases are developed every three years to provide an overarching direction for national and local young adult programs. Emphases address the current needs of young adult YWCA of the U.S.A. members including issues such as health, employment, inclusivity, religion and relationships. Additional program materials include a handbook for leaders of young adult programs, project guidelines for the World Fellowship Week Back the Beginners project and project guidelines and evaluations for a young adults in politics course.
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Young adults, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel 251