Inspiring Girls to Learn Technology….

Getting more girls to participate in technology is one of the challenges in an increasingly digital world, and DigiGirlz, Microsoft’s YouthSpark program gives middle and high school girls opportunities to learn about careers in technology, connect with Microsoft employees, and participate in hands-on computer and technology workshops. A few weeks ago, our YWLA students attended a 2-Day DigiGirlz Tech Summit at Microsoft where they participated in several workshops, and learned about and interacted with several of the company’s products products. Day … read more

We’re Cultivating Entrepreneurial Mindsets…

Collaboration is the key to success and GGRF recently partnered with  The ShowingHearts Foundation and several Queens-based organizations and community leaders to co-sponsor the first annual YouthPreneur Financial Literacy Summit for teens and young adults.   The event aimed to ignite the entrepreneurship potential of youth by exposing them to an impressive panel of industry professionals, who shared their knowledge of business strategies and ownership, as well as answer questions from the eager and entrepreneurial-minded participants. The most anticipated part … read more

How Metropolitan Equestrian Team is Providing New York City Kids with Horseback Riding Opportunities

Equestrianism is a sport for both sexes but for the last few decades, there has been an upward trend of more females participating in the sport. However many girls, especially those from the inner cities,  do not have the means or access to facilities that provide opportunities for equestrian sport.  Recently, Ms. Jane DaCosta, Founder & Executive Director  Metropolitan Equestrian Team,  stopped by our classroom and shared with our students how her organization is helping students to overcome this barrier. … read more

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