Spotlight On Girls – GDO

8th Annual Girls' Day Out To be held on November 16 at the Glen Sanders Mansion and this year's theme is Resilience ~ "Still I Rise".  It's an empowering & inspirational day, leaving 150 seventh-grade girls feeling supported & special.

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Upcoming Events

Digital Citizenship and Social Media: A Conversation for Families Come hear from local teens as they talk about the ups and downs of their digital lives.  November 1, 6 - 7:30 pm  McChensey Room, SCPL Central Library  A light meal will be served. Please RSVP by email - phillipsd@schenectady.k12.ny.us  CLICK HERE for more details

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Become a Muse for 2016-2017

Some of our newest volunteers will be joining us on Thursday, October 20 at the First Reformed Church of Schenectady (8 N Church St) from 6-8 pm. We'll be reviewing the Sexual Abuse Policy and the Volunteer Policy, and we'll follow that with some dedicated training for our 8th grade muses, who will begin Girls' Circles soon. Muses are trained in October and November, and many muses choose to assist with our annual Girls’ Day Out (GDO) event for 7th graders, which will be held on November 16, 2016 at the Glen Sanders Mansion. Muses working with 7th graders will ...

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Upcoming Events

MUSE ORIENTATION We're in search of wonderful women to join us in supporting girls! Current muses, prospective muses, and anyone who’d like to learn more about WGGS are invited to join us on Tuesday, October 4th from 6-7:30 pm for a Muse Orientation at Planned Parenthood of Schenectady. Please contact us at info@wggschenectady.org for more information or to RSVP. CIRCLES OF SUPPORT FUNDRAISER Thanks to all of you who joined us and Honorary Co-Chairs David & Andrea Golub to our first major fundraiser, the Circles of Support Celebration, to benefit for the Working ...

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Field Trips

We are proud to offer multiple experiences for our girls to further enhance their experience in the Girls’ Circles program. We are always on the lookout for opportunities to further connect our girls with the community. We want to provide them with educational enhancements as well as to engage them in cultural experiences that challenges them to think beyond mainstream media messages. We build our Field Trips into experiences that help our girls transform their dreams into their vision of their future. During the 2015-2016 school year, 80 girls went to SUNYA to see ...

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Become A Muse

WANTED:  WOMEN who CARE about GIRLS and their FUTURE Do you care about supporting girls and encouraging their healthy development? Are you flexible, a team player, able to listen and learn from others, able to laugh easily? Would you volunteer a couple of hours a week to support middle school girls in Schenectady? Become a muse and join other dedicated, warm-hearted women to co-lead a Girls’ Circle of 6-10 middle school girls in Schenectady. Volunteer muses are involved: To make a connection with and encourage the girls To listen and value the ...

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2015-2016 Slideshow from Celebration Dinner


Community Recognition

"The Schenectady Foundation sees the Working Group on Girls of Schenectady, Inc. (WGGS) as a critical investment for girls in our community who often come from extremely challenging backgrounds. It gives them hope, self-confidence and support to see that . . .

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Become a Muse for 2016-2017

Back-to-school time is the perfect time to get started as a muse with us! We've scheduled a Muse Orientation for . . .

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Muse Feedback following the 2015-2016 School Year

We recently asked Muses about their experiences over the previous year. Here's what some of them said:

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