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


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