5 results for month: 07/2017

Community: Kulak’s Makes Our Celebration Beautiful

You already know that Kulak's Nursery and Landscaping offers gorgeous plants, expert landscaping, and unique gifts. But did you know that Kulak's partners with WGGS to help make our Celebration Dinners special? Flowers from Kulak's grace the tables, and each of our girls is able to offer her specially-chosen mentor one of these lovely flowering plants to take home. As we plan special events, we're so grateful to Kulak's for helping to bring a little more beauty into our girls' lives. Next time you shop at Kulak's, please let them know how much you appreciate their support. And if you haven't visited lately, you should treat yourself: you deserve a ...

Spotlight on Girls: Celebration Dinner 2017

One of our favorite aspects of the spring Girls' Celebration Dinner is displaying some of the girls' favorite craft projects. Here are a few crafts that girls assembled as part of a discussion on healthy and unhealthy relationships.

Some Girls’ Feedback from 2016-2017

Co-Muses Bernadette Cole Slaughter and Laraine Longhurst recently asked their current circle of girls to write down what they've learned from Girls' Circles this year. Answers include: "To love myself no matter what." "Always do your best." "Stay true about myself." "Express your opinion." "Be ourselves." As Girls' Circles wrap up for the year, muses and clinicians will meet to share feedback from the girls and share their own experiences so that we can continue to use our time with the girls as effectively as possible in the future.

Parents’ Day Out 2017

On April 12, we held our second Parents' Day Out at Glen Sanders Mansion. Our workshop topics included financial literacy, communicating with your child, coping with stress, advocating for your child, and more. We're thankful to community contributors like Wealth Education Exchange, Create Community Studios, Yoga Bliss on the Boulevard, Cornell Cooperative Extension, and Samaritan Counseling Center of the Capital Region. Our afternoon activities included arts expression as well as a World Café, in which parents were able to connect with each other and school, civic, and faith leaders from the community and discuss issues facing Schenectady ...

Laraine Longhurst and Bernadette Cole Slaughter

Laraine Longhurst and Bernadette Cole Slaughter have been girls' circle co-leaders for five years. They are both retired educators and share the same philosophy - it's all about the girls! Bernadette and Laraine are 100% focused on a positive, empowering learning experience in a circle where it's safe to share. As muses, they inspire, listen, enlighten, show girls that they care, and ensure that each girl in their circles expresses her voice. They credit excellent training and curriculum, but it is their consistent, creative, and deeply caring implementation of these tools that make their circles so special, meaningful, and fun. We're so ...