A Day of Service: Gardening with The Campaign Against Hunger

Today we join The Campaign Against Hunger (TCAH) at their Far Rockaway Farm & Market for a day of volunteer service. This was also a great opportunity for our YWLA students to learn about gardening and growing fresh vegetables. The farm is used to produce and bring healthy, local food to area institutions and citizens and train others to do the same. Healing Garden at Far Rock Farm grow thousands of pounds of food in farm-style rows, run weekly farmstands, … read more

Celebrating Excellence: YWLA Student Accepted to 30 Colleges with Over US $1M in Scholarships

Congratulations to Saniya Gajadhar,  our very own Young Women’s Leadership Academy scholar,  on her outstanding achievement!! American born – Guyanese teen accepted in 30 colleges with US $1M in scholarship By Tracey Khan – Saniya Gajadhar is a proud first-generation American-born Guyanese who has been accepted into 30 colleges and received over the US $1M in scholarship funds. Speaking to this newscast after finding out the good news Saniya said, “I feel very blessed and accomplished.” Saniya Gajadhar is a … read more

YWLA Students Attend Equine Opportunity Program At Jamaica Bay Riding Academy

Studies have shown that horseback riding improves children’s cognitive abilities and provides therapeutic value.  This past Saturday, Arissa Edwards and Tia Timmerman, two students from our Young Women’s Leadership Academy, attended the Equine Opportunity Program hosted by Metropolitan Equestrian Team (MET) at the Jamaica Bay Riding Academy.  They were accompanied by our Founder/President, Cloyette Harris-Stoute. The EOP was created by MET’s Founder and Executive Director, Ms. Jane DaCosta, to expose more children in NYC to equestrian sport. MET provides young … read more

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