Academic Support & Mentoring for Underserved Girls

by Girls to Women
Sep 23, 2010

September 2010 Update!

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g2W Participants

We are glad to share our most recent update on our project, specifically Girls to Women's 2010 summer program!

Summer Program was multi-themed inclusive of arts and fitness activities but definitely included academics, especially literacy-building. Every morning all participants played group games outdoors to build teamwork, fitness, and overall health. Summer Program also included a daily hour of "Reading Time" during which participants either read to themselves or in a group for twenty minutes. After Reading Time was over participants could either continue reading or engage in a learning game for the rest of the hour. We found that the older girls enjoyed reading with younger girls, and these interactions clearly helped to make literacy a fun and bonding experience. Furthermore, every Wednesday participants participated in activities such as “Wheel of Fortune” and “Minute to Win It” races that emphasized problem-solving, numerical reasoning, and vocabulary skills-building.

For more detailed information on our summer program, including pictures, please read the attached report. Thank you for your support!!!

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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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