We're excited to share this feature article by Paul Nelson from the November 18, 2020 Albany Times Union.
"For many young girls, the Working Group on Girls of Schenectady (WGGS), a mostly volunteer organization that has been around since 2004, has served as a lifeline especially during the coronavirus crisis...." Read more here.
You may remember Myauta, the Steinmetz Career & Leadership Academy student who spoke at our last Circles of Support about her experience with Girls' Circles. We're so excited to support her as she takes her next step in her educational journey! Myauta plans to attend SCCC this fall to pursue a degree in psychology and become a therapist.
In Myauta's words. . .
"Girls' Circle has helped me in more ways than I can even express. First, it has introduced me to three amazing women in my life who have exposed me to things that I would not have had the opportunity to ...
We're all sad that in-school learning has ended for the school year due to Covid-19. We know that our community has many needs, including keeping everyone safe and healthy, ensuring that all of our families receive adequate food and pantry goods, maintaining as much academic learning as is feasible at this time, and coping with the stress and anxiety of this unprecedented time.
While WGGS is supporting many of these new, short-term efforts to cope with the pandemic, our core values and mission are the same. That means that we're continuing, as always, to seek to ...
Laura LaFontaine created a new MUSELETTER to help keep muses up-to-date on what's happening with WGGS. We thought you might like to take a look as well. Above is a sneak peek, or click this link to see the full newsletter: JANUARY 2020 MUSELETTER.
There were so many wonderful speeches at the Celebration! Here are a few excerpts.
Myauta Ponzo, SCSD student and Girls' Circles participant, speaking about Girls' Circles: "It opened up so many doors. . . I'm just happy that I got to be a part of something so monumental. . . .These ladies gave me a chance, they gave us a chance to be ourselves and empowered us and gave me a sense of what self-love was."
Hemavattie Ramtahal, Roots & Wings Award recipient, muse, and workshop leader: "Our Girls' Circles. . . they do incredible things. All of these muses are women ...
It is very easy for you to help us spread the word about what WGGS is doing. If you see a Tweet from us, retweet it! If you see a post from us in your Facebook feed, like it! Or share it! Or tag a friend who might be interested!
Want to help us even more? Visit our Facebook page. Here are some easy ways to support WGGS:
Like us! It's a way to recommend us to your friends.Click on that ". . ." button to Share the page. You can say a few words about your connection to WGGS.Invite your friend to like this page. You don't have to invite all your friends: maybe choose ...