President’s Message: GGRF Inaugural Honors & Awards Luncheon

Dear Supporters and Friends, It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the Inaugural Guyanese Girls Rock Foundation, Honors & Awards Luncheon. Our mission at GGRF is to empower young women to create their own paths to success.  We believe that this can be achieved by cultivating an environment where girls feel encouraged and supported to make positive contributions in the world through leadership. As a result, we are are proud to have established the Young Women Leadership Academy, … read more

YWLA Students Attends STARS Citywide Girls Leadership Summit 2018

We tell our girls they can change the world but do we show them how? Today our students took a day out of their spring break to attend the STARS Citywide Girls Leadership Summit and represent girl power. The STARS Citywide Girls Initiative, a nonprofit collaborative funded by the New York City Council,  hosted its fourth annual Girls Leadership Summit at the High School of Fashion Industries in Manhattan. The event invited middle school and high school girls from the city’s … read more

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