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


It’s Orientation Day!

The frigid temperatures and impending snow couldn’t put a stop to Orientation Day at the Young Women’s Leadership Academy! We are excited to announce we welcomed back thirteen 2019 students, with the addition of five new students, into the 2020 class. Also joining the YWLA2020 team are Nalini Dyal and Arlene Kendall, who both have extensive backgrounds in education from collegiate and high school levels, respectively. We are extremely delighted with the addition of two great new resources for the … 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


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