“We Are The Agents Of Change: Strong, Resilient, Unified”: Guyanese Girls Rock Foundation YWLA Day Of Community Empowerment

This past weekend our young women in the Guyanese Girls Rock Foundation! YWLA had an extraordinary opportunity to journey to New York’s state capitol to participate in the 48th Annual Legislative Conference 2019 Youth Summit. Hosted by the New York State Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators, Inc. (NYSABPRL) and the Black, Latino, and Asian Caucuses, individuals of all ages and cultural backgrounds came together to promote the NYSABPRL’s mission and annual agenda to inform, unite and support communities … read more

YWLA Students Attends Alvin Ailey Dance Performance

We strive to exposed our young women to social & cultural events as part of our YWLA curriculum, and this weekend 10th graders, Arissa and Rickyel were treated to a spectacular performance by the Alvin Ailey Dance Troop at the New York City Center.  The tickets were a gift from Mrs. Dionne Dougall-Bass and Mr. Zachery Bass, and they were accompanied by our President, Cloyette Harris-Stoute. This year the dance theatre is celebrating its 60th Anniversary.  Here’s a bit of history: When … read more

YWLA Students Meet the First Lady of Guyana

One of our goals at GGRF is to expose our young women to exceptional female leaders, and First Lady of Guyana, HE Sandra Granger, is a great example and a role model.  Yesterday our young women had the pleasure of meeting the First Lady who was visiting Brooklyn to attend a fundraising luncheon held in her honor by the coalition of Guyanese women. During her presentation, she discussed her three philanthropic projects: STEM Guyana, Domestic Violence, and Empowerment of Teenage Moms … read more