Academic Support & Mentoring for Underserved Girls

by Girls to Women
Oct 18, 2011

A "Drama-Filled" Summer at Girls To Women

g2W's The Wiz

Dear GlobalGiving Community,

As promised, we provide you with a more detailed report on our busy, fun and drama-filled Summer 2011: g2W’s Wiz. Read the attached report to find out about our creative participants, amazing service-learners and interns, exciting fieldtrips and our culminating End of Summer Celebration. To hear from the interns and staff on their experience with Girls To Women please see the short video: Girls To Women's Volunteer Luncheon - Summer 2011

Please remember that for a basic rundown of this program (the basic objectives and the organization of Academic Support & Mentoring) you can always read one of our earlier Progress Reports, for example from January of 2010. For details on school-year activities please read reports from earlier this year (January and April 2011).



Summer 2011: g2W’s Wiz

Writer, designer, director, and actress … just a few of the roles Girls To Women participants took on during our all-day, six-week summer program this past July and August.  This summer’s theme was ‘The Wiz’ – encouraging girls to build their own yellow brick road to success!  We had a total of 27 participants representing the spectrum of our culturally-diverse community.

The summer was activity-filled!  Girls participated in morning outdoor games, team-building games, circle-time, reading, music, dancing, art, and drama. The overarching activity of the summer was for the girls to put together their own production of The Wiz – Ken Harper’s musical take on the classic story of The Wizard of Oz that incorporates African-American cultural experience. Working together, our older Summer Session girls adapted the script, made the set, designed the costumes, and finally performed the play for families and friends at the End of Summer event. The younger girls (girls in grades K-2) performed their own puppet show version of the story...(Please see the attached document for the full report).



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Girls to Women

Location: East Palo Alto, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Patrica Foster
Executive Director
East Palo Alto, CA United States

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