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2024 Circles of Support

Please join WGGS for our in-person Circles of Support Fundraiser on April 4, 2024, Terrace At the Waters Edge. We are excited to be celebrating 20 years!


WGGS was chosen as a finalist to pitch our new FRESH Program in the United Way Greater Capital Region's 5th Annual Perfect Pitch event held December 6, 2023 at Revolution Hall in Troy. WGGS was one of 4 organizations competing for $10,000. WGGS was the winner of the 2023 Perfect Pitch! Thank you United Way for choosing WGGS! We are beyond grateful for everyone's support!

NEW! FRESH Program

WGGS is excited to share with you FRESH (Food Resiliency Education Socialization and Health). We are partnering with Cornell Cooperative Extension and SICM to implement this program. The goals of FRESH are to educate, empower, mentor, and provide sustainable life skills to the girls in the Schenectady Community. FRESH is available to girls in elementary, middle and high school. FRESH was piloted last year in three different schools, with an incredible array of exciting opportunities where girls learned new skills and benefited from interacting with each other in small, safe settings. It was so successful that each FRESH leader asked that it be ...

Caring Community Convening Event 12/14/23

WGGS is hosting a Caring Community Convening event on Thursday, December 14, 2023 from 5 pm - 7 pm in the McChesney Room at the Schenectady Central Public Library. We are asking "What does a community look like that cares about girls?" and we want to hear your voices! All are welcome. Light food and beverages will be served. Click here for more information. Registration encouraged and appreciated.

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 few hours a month to support school aged girls in Schenectady? Become a muse and join other dedicated, warm-hearted women to co-lead a Girls’ Circle of 6-10 school aged girls in Schenectady. If you are interested or wish to learn more, please complete and submit this MUSE FORM and email wggs.inc@gmail.com with any questions.

2022 Helga Schroeter Memorial Scholarship Recipient

Congratulations Amunique Waters! WGGS wishes you much success and happiness in your future endeavors!

Thank you for your donations!

WGGS is so grateful for all the very generous donations to the Peer Leadership Stipend fund. WGGS is thrilled to be continuing our collaboration with SiCM again this summer and providing this amazing 4 week program at Fehr Urban Farm for the girls (was at Vale Farm, but was moved due to construction). Because of this support, these girls will have the chance to be in nature, work with their hearts and hands and connect with a community who cares for them during the summer months. We look forward to watching the girls “reap what they sow”!

Our February “Share the Love” Fundraiser

Please join us in spreading the word and sharing the love this Valentine's Day season by creating a Facebook fundraiser. Need help getting started? Click how to create and promote a FB fundraiser. Or click here to donate via our Facebook page.

Bidding is Open Now!

Don't miss out on this year's online auction! Here are just a few options. . . click here to view the complete catalog and start bidding! The auction ends on November 16th.

Our Helga Schroeter Memorial Scholarship Winner

Anisha Deonarain, winner of the 2021 Helga Schroeter Memorial Scholarship, speaks about WGGS and Girls' Circles.