President’s Note – The Circle, May 2017

Greetings! It’s been a busy winter for the WGGS. In addition to our girls and muses meeting together in their circles on a regular basis, we were able to provide our 8th through 12th grade girls with two special field trip experiences. We’re also working with community partners on a reading event centered on the young adult novel All American Boys.
In April we hosted our second Parents’ Day Out and are in the midst of planning this year’s Girls’ Circle Celebration Dinner where we look forward to honoring important women in the lives of our girls as well as our graduating seniors.

We are pleased to share that The Schenectady Foundation has generously awarded us a  grant of $25 thousand dollars which will be used over a two-year period to help fund our executive director position as well as other vital programs. We have also received a grant from the Soroptimists of Schenectady to be used for Girls’ Day Out next year as well as a grant from Emma Willard.

More reasons to celebrate include the honoring by the YWCA of Maxine Brisport and Angela Tatem, both long time WGGS members and valued muses, for their inspiring work to improve the lives of families and children in our community.

We continue to be grateful to our volunteers and community partners who help us provide support and encouragement to the young women we serve.

-Gwynne DeLong, President of the Board