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


Thank You For Your Support!

Guyanese Girls Rock Foundation, Inc. recently celebrated the wonderful impact that Guyanese women are making in their communities and beyond and the wonderful momentum that we’re seeing around girls empowerment during our annual Honors & Awards Luncheon.  It is imperative, more than ever, to become galvanized by the work of our women leaders and support their future ventures. Recognizing the accomplishments of these incredible women and girls gives me a wonderful sense of pride. Many Guyanese women are leaders in … read more