YWLA: To Wakanda and Back!

It was movie night at the academy this weekend.  Our students and volunteers dressed up to celebrate all to the strong women from the Black Panther movie, but represented especially for the two Guyanese actresses who had significant roles. Twenty-four year old Letitia Wright, who was born in Guyana and raised in London,  plays the role of Shuri the technologically proficient princess and younger sister of Black Panther, from the land of Wakanda.  Shaunette Renée Wilson plays a member of Dora Milaje, a Wakanda’s elite … read more

GGRF Young Women Leadership Academy Opens At Queens Central Library!

We are excited to announce the launch of our Young Women Leadership Academy (YWLA);  a 2-hour Saturday program for high school girls from the Guyanese community.  The curriculum combines leadership education with mentoring and workshops. Last Saturday students and parents joined us at our location at the Queens Central Library for orientation and information session.  Applications are still being accepted until January 27, 2018.  Apply HERE today! [bctt tweet=” Inspiring the next generation of female leader, @ggrfoundation presents the Young Women Academy Academy! #ggrf  #ywla #ggrywla #guyanesegirlsrock … read more

GGR Foundation Launched! Special Thanks to Our Guests & Sponsors

On October 29th, Guyanese Girls Rock’s most influential supporters and champions gathered at Zen Lounge in Richmond Hill, Queens to celebrate the Launch of the Guyanese Girls Rock Foundation, Inc. Despite the heavy rain, there was very nice showing of support and thanks to our very generous sponsors we were able to raise much-needed funds from the sale of raffle and auction tickets.  These funds will help to support our Young Women Leadership Academy and other programs and allow us … read more