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


A Day of Health and Wealth Awareness

Health and Wealth are two of the most important keys to life and our young women recently learned some essential lessons on these very important topics.  Through a series of workshops students engaged in discussions on wealth building and embracing healthier food choices and resources in their communities, which leads to better focus, higher education opportunities, and financial stability.   Ms. Melinda Ramhit, our very own YWLA volunteer, led a workshop on health equity;  the idea that every individual in … read more


Inspiring Girls to Learn Technology….

Getting more girls to participate in technology is one of the challenges in an increasingly digital world, and DigiGirlz, Microsoft’s YouthSpark program gives middle and high school girls opportunities to learn about careers in technology, connect with Microsoft employees, and participate in hands-on computer and technology workshops. A few weeks ago, our YWLA students attended a 2-Day DigiGirlz Tech Summit at Microsoft where they participated in several workshops, and learned about and interacted with several of the company’s products products. Day … read more


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