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Leadership Academy

“MOTTO:  I am more that just enough, I was Born to Rock!”

The Guyanese Girls Rock Young Women Leadership Academy empowers high school girls between the ages of 14 and 18 to become the next generation of global leaders. Through a series of constructive activities, our young women will be given a unique opportunity to learn from and build trusting relationships with female professionals in positions of leadership. Our inaugural session comprising of 12 young women will be held every other Saturday at the Queens Borough Central Library located at 89-11 Merrick Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11432

AREAS OF FOCUS

MENTORING

This bi-weekly Saturday program is dedicated to addressing some of the common issues that affect adolescent girls utilizing a group mentoring model.  During each session, young women will engage in fun and energized discussions facilitated by experienced mentors and youth ambassadors on topics such as body image, self-esteem, bullying, compassion, friendship, dating, peer pressure, role model, substance abuse and much more.  Mentor will also help students to define individual goals and ways to achieve those goals.

WORKSHOPS

In partnership with industry professionals this life skills initiative aims to raise awareness and educate our young women in the following areas.

Confidence building

Communication skills

Proper Etiquette

Social Skills

Moral Character

Goal Setting

Money Management

College Readiness

Decision Making

Leadership Skills

Performing Arts

Stem Education

Participants will also have the opportunity to attend other youth-related activities and conferences with their peers.

SITE VISIT

The “Day In The Life of” Site Visits involves tours to corporation and businesses to promote career exploration.  During these visits we aim broaden the girls’ horizons by exposing them to the working world of women in positions of leadership, ownership and power.

Students will have the opportunity to learn about different sectors and professions, and engage in Q&A sessions with positive role models.

If you are a female business owner or hold a position of leadership and would like host our young women, please contact us at contact@guyanesegirlsrockorg.

CULTURAL OUTINGS

During the Spring and Summer school recess, we will facilitate outings to places of interest, e.g. museum, movies,  historic sites and other culture events and trips.

Application will open during Fall 2017

If you have questions, or would like to support our Leadership Initiative click Here to contact us.