Y-WE Alum Retreat: August 12-14

Click here to sign up! Spots limited to 30 participants.

Location: The Whidbey Institute on Whidbey Island

All Y-WE Alums 18+ are welcome to join us for this healing joyful space where we will reunite our community, eat nutritious food, explore the natural world, express ourselves creatively, rest, dance and play together!

The program is intended to be a true “retreat” with a liberatory and health-focused schedule. There will be optional workshops and full group events. You can sign up to lead a workshop if you want to! There will be some speakers and workshop leaders from the Y-WE community offering activities like dance, visual arts, writing, financial planning, nature walks, etc. Mentors will be available to support and coach you 1:1 or in small groups as desired.

The retreat is free to attend, and equity stipends are available for those in need. Children are welcome and some childcare support may be available. Space is limited due to Covid regulations so please sign up asap to hold your spot. A negative Covid PCR test within 48 hours prior to the retreat is required and rapid tests will be taken on site before you enter the retreat space. Everyone will have their own indoor lodging or you may choose to bunk with a friend in a double room. Camping is also an option if preferred. Please indicate your needs and preferences on the registration form.

If you have any needs or questions, contact Rae (she/her) at rae@y-we.org.

Let’s stay connected.

The Y-WE Alum program emerged in response to Y-WE Graduates wanting to stay connected with the organization through events and programs that were specific to the challenges they were facing in their current lives such as budgeting, university support, adult peer to peer mentorship, parenthood, and more. 

Through key one-on-one mentorship, quarterly alum gatherings, and the annual Y-WE alum retreat we have been able to offer diverse and impactful programming that enriches the lives of our alums who are artists, advocates, leaders, and change-makers located throughout the country. 

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in Washington State, Y-WE Alum programming has pivoted to providing online programming through sharing community resources, hosting virtual Alum panels, having weekly Zoom check-ins, and offering a bi-weekly book club to ensure that our community stays connected. 

three young women viewing natures splendor in the North Cascades
Y-WE Alum Retreat

To Y-WE’s incredible alum:
We so look forward to seeing your brilliant selves again. Wherever life finds you now, our alum programs are about drawing on your strengths, what you’ve learned, and your vision going forward.

–Y-WE Team

Questions about Y-WE’s Alum Program?

Are you interested in learning more about Alum programming? Are you a former Y-WE participant or mentor, and want to get connected? Contact Rose Waterstone at rose@y-we.org.

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