Young Women's College Prep
The Report Card / October 2015
We are excited to announce some of our new staff members, including Principal Toyia Wilson, coordinator of Instruction Sanya Pelrah, Staff Developer Tracy Harris, and Director of College Counseling Bradley Rosenbaum. Together with our returning faculty, our team is ready to provide a rigorous academic experience coupled with social-emotional supports in a culture in which college enrollment is expected and achieved!
Thank you for your support over the past year, which has helped to provide the innovative programs that are breaking down the barriers to college that our students face.
SEE WHAT YOUR DONATIONS HAVE MADE POSSIBLE:
9th Graders Moved into RIT for Summer Bridge
This year's 9th Grade Summer Bridge program took place August 2nd-5th on the campus of the Rochester Institute of Technology. More than 30 students stayed overnight in Nathaniel Rochester Hall dorm rooms; ate at the famous Gracie's dining hall; took classes such as College Exploration, Career Exploration, and Financial Literacy; and participated in an RIT College Fair where they got to hold a human brain and make DNA necklaces. The students also participated in the Mad City Money program by Summit Federal Credit Union, and a team building field trip to Camp Arrowhead.
Here at YWCP, the students will be sharing what they learned with their sisters. The 9th graders will host a fair in which they will show off the career presentations they created at Summer Bridge. This allows the girls to continue to build on what they learned at RIT, and help to grow excitement for the 8th graders who will be at RIT this summer!
9th Grade Summer Bridge was made possible with support from the Xerox Foundation, Thomson Reuters, and donors like you.
More Photos from 9th Grade Summer Bridge
7th Graders Get a Taste of College @ Nazareth
During Summer Bridge, the students attended classes, participated in STEM projects with the Girls Scouts of Western NY, learned yoga, took a campus tour, and enjoyed field trips to the Erie Canal, Letchworth State Park, and the Seneca Park Zoo!
More Photos from 7th Grade Summer Bridge
Summer Scholarships Promote Year-Round Learning
Thanks to donors like you, the YWCP Foundation distributed nearly $4,000 in scholarships in June to 15 YWCP students to attend summer camps and programs. These programs included RIT Smash Math Camp (pictured below), Mountain High Adventure Camp in the Adirondacks, Hunger Games Camp by Writers & Books, Dance Camp at Hochstein School of Dance, and Basketball Fundamentals at the University of Rochester (pictured below).
Programs like these are critical to helping our students continue to learn and grow over the summer months, and in creating an impressive college application!
Funds for the scholarships were raised through the Foundation's "100 Women to the 10th Power" Campaign and our March fashion show. To contribute to this fund, please click here or call (585) 254-0320 x1111.
Mentors and Mentees Celebrate New Friendships
Please Join us for the 5th Annual Leadership Breakfast
This year's Annual Breakfast will take place on Wednesday, November 18th from 8:00-9:30am at Temple B'rith Kodesh in Brighton. The theme of this year's event is "Why Not Me?" because we know ordinary girls can do extraordinary things when given the opportunity and skills!
YWCP students will serve as emcee and hosts for this event, presenting awards to our three Leadership Honorees:
Sr. Sales Director for Mary Kay and outstanding community volunteer
Nixon Peabody LLP
One of Rochester's largest law firms that provides pro bono work for organizations in Rochester like YWCP
Founder and artistic director of the internationally acclaimed Garth Fagan Dance
Nixon Peabody LLP
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YWCP Leadership Breakfast
Wednesday, Nov. 18th, 8-9:30am
2131 Elmwood Avenue
Our Partners Make it Possible!
The mission of the YWCP Foundation is to break the cycle of poverty for young urban girls by increasing their economic self-sufficiency through improved leadership skills, career awareness, college readiness, and college access. To accomplish this, YWCP Inc. creates, implements, and supports innovative programs that educate the whole girl - academically, socially, and emotionally.
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