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Important: Ceremony Info 5/1

Evening Parents/Guardians!!

Just as a reminder, tonight is the girls last class followed by a ceremony next week, May 1st from 6pm – 8pm.

Our ceremony will be held at at the University of Richmond Downtown. We will celebrate the girls and all they accomplished this session! Make sure to arrive early to allow time for parking. There is a city parking lot directly across the street from the university.

We are asking our parents/guardians to bring a side or drinks since the main dish will be provided. Sign up link below.

University of Richmond Downtown
626 E Broad St #100, Richmond, VA 23219
Click here for directions to the campus.

*When you enter the building, take the stairs/elevator one level down and you will see a big meeting room where the ceremony will be held. There will also be GWC signs to follow :)*

Potluck Sign Up
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1yMHMCQ3N5jKZxj4opwL5qnJwPZ37AXTpiQXQmCZgSKE/edit?usp=sharing

Please let me know if you have any questions. Otherwise, I can’t wait to see you all next week! We really appreciate your commitment to the program and helping us to close the gender gap in technology.

-Brooke

Save the Date — GE Night at GFAC!

Ladies, please make sure to Save The Date for this wonderful opportunity below! 

GE Girls Night

Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Time: 4:30 pm- 8:30 pm

Location: Girls For A Change – 100 Buford Road North Chesterfield, VA 23235

GE Girls is sponsored by General Electric and is a program designed to encourage girls to explore the world of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), and STEM-based careers. The program began in 2011 with one program at MIT and has since grown to over nine programs, with more to come. In addition to the in-person programs, GE Girls launched the GE Girls Club in 2016 as a way to keep the conversation going about STEM. Since its inception, GE Girls has reached hundreds of girls who will continue to explore STEM and engage with the program throughout their high school years.

Check out the activities!

Curriculum Options (~3 rotate stations)

  • Kano Kits – Coding
  • Little Bits – Engineering
  • Draw Circuits – Engineering
  • Snap Circuits – Engineering
  • Ozobots/Robotics – Coding/Robotics
  • Rasberry Pi – Coding/Robotics
  • Makey Makey – Engineering/Coding

REGISTRATION COMING SOON!! 

Spring Break Reminders

Hope you all are enjoying (relaxing) on this Spring Break weekend. Here are a few announcements/reminders for the remaining of the session.

  • Remember, there is no class this week for SB and the program will resume next Tuesday, April 10th.
  • There is a make-up class Saturday, April 14th from 9am – 1pm. Breakfast will be provided. It is highly recommended they be there to finish up their projects, but completely understand if you have plans already. I made it 4 hours, just in case they can only come for a couple hours in the beginning or end, that is completely understandable. I wanted to give the girls a chance to make up for our field trip day to the movies last week.
  • Our ceremony (last class) will be held May 1st from 6pm – 8pm at the University of Richmond Downtown. We will celebrate the girls and all they accomplished this session!
    • The ceremony will be a potluck, please sign up here to let everyone know what you will be bringing.
    • The address is 626 E Broad St # 100, Richmond, VA 23219. Click here for directions to the campus.
    • Room TBA
Please let me know if you have any questions. Otherwise, I’ll see you all next Tuesday 🙂
– Brooke

3/27 Field Trip Info

We’ve been given a great opportunity and the girls will be seeing A Wrinkle In Time! They were awarded free tickets to see the movie!

A Wrinkle in Time is a 2018 American science fantasy adventure film directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Jennifer Leeand Jeff Stockwell, based on the 1962 novel of the same name by Madeleine L’Engle. The film stars Oprah WinfreyReese WitherspoonMindy KalingGugu Mbatha-RawMichael PeñaStorm ReidZach Galifianakis, and Chris Pine, and follows a young girl who, with the help of three astral travelers, sets off on a quest to find her father, who went missing after discovering a new planet.

 

You will need to have them meet us at theater by 5:30pm Tuesday, March 27th. Movie begins at 6pm. NO ONE will be at the Girls For A Change Center, it’s a field trip day.

 

Parents or family members are more than welcome to join us! You will just have to purchase your own movie ticket(s). The more the merrier!!

Here are directions to Bow Tie Movieland at Boulevard Square.

 

Also, REMINDER: No class April 3rd for Spring Break  If your child can’t make it to the movies, we will see you at the next class April 10th.

 

Email/Call me know if you have any questions!

-Brooke

rvagwc@gmail.com | 703-434-9699

We have FREE tickets!! Girl in Science

We’ve been given 15 free tickets to this Saturday’s Girl in Science Camp In at the Science Museum of Virginia.

All documents must be signed and turned in. If anyone wants to chaperone, please e-mail us at rvagwc@gmail.com.

*Please note that all campers must complete a medical form and turn it during at the Camp In Check-in process.

Camp In Check-in will begin at 6pm in the Rotunda – Camp In will end promptly at 9am the following morning.

I will be there charperoning and I’d love to see the girls there! It’s gonna be so much fun!

Girls in Science Flyer

-Brooke

Black Girls Matter Talk 2/6

Here is information for Stephanie’s talk today. Click the link below to follow the group. Email blckgrlsmatter@gmail.com to submit your art, project, poetry, writings, etc. 🙂

At GFAC, a girl action team created a publication that accepts submissions from girls, primarily Black girls to raise awareness in their community, and creating content that uplifts the Black female community.

https://blackgirlsmatter.glitch.me