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2022 50/50 Raffle Drawing Winner!

Thank you to everyone who donated to the WGGS Helga Schroeter Memorial Scholarship Award! With your continued support, WGGS is able to continue to remember Helga, one of our founding mothers, and to keep alive her passion for social justice, diversity and inclusion, and nurturing the youth of our community. This $500 scholarship is intended to further girls’ education or training after high school. Award Recipients: Myauta Ponzo (2020), Anisha Deonarian (2021), Amunique Waters (2022)

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.

Common Unity Banner

Girls from WGGS and boys from Boys Day Out met with artist Oscar Alberto Bográn to design a Common Unity Banner that will be displayed along the Craig-Main Connection.  We love it! Oscar Alberto Bogran, Multidisciplinary Art Director, 978-421-5510

Students Connect with their Community via Virtual Workshops

On May 12th and May 26th, Ebony Belmar and Dennis Green spearheaded an effort to provide virtual programming as an alternative to our normally-scheduled Girls’ Day Out and Boys’ Day Out programs. At least 200 students participated, and likely more, since some classrooms logged in on a shared account. Presenters and attendees were really excited by the wide variety of wonderful topics and the opportunity to connect the schools with so many community resources. Here are the workshops and presenters: 911 What’s the Emergency? –Nick Mannix & Ryan Macherone –Schenectady Police DepartmentBooze, Buds, Vapes –  Michelle Fonda - New ...

Applications Open for 2021 Scholarship!

The Helga Schroeter Memorial Scholarship was established by the Working Group on Girls of Schenectady, Inc.in September 2019 to honor Helga, one of their founding mothers, and to keep alive her passion for socialjustice, diversity and inclusion, and nurturing the youth of our community. This scholarship is intended tofurther girls’ education or training after high school. This year's application deadline is July 1, 2021. The winning applicant will be notified by mail in early August 2021. Click here for a copy of the scholarship application.