Students in both our incoming 7th and 9th grade classes are getting a taste of the college life through Summer Bridge. The 7th Grade Summer Bridge program takes places over three weeks on the campus of Nazareth College, and is sponsored by a Community Partners grant from the United Way of Greater Rochester. During the program, which takes place from July 27th-August 14th, the students will take classes, participate in STEM projects with the Girl Scouts,...
Students from YWCP and the only other all-girls school in town – Our Lady of Mercy High School – recently got together for a joint project to learn about the impact of pollution on local waterways.
Forty-five students from each school visited Durand Eastman Park and Ellison Park on May 14th to do water testing of Lake Ontario and Irondequoit Creek. The girls then got together again the following week to complete analysis and reporting of their data. ...
More than 35 volunteers from Paychex, Inc. and Harris Corporation spent they day at YWCP on May 14th for the United Way Day of Caring. The group did spring cleaning at the school, including washing walls, planting flowers, pulling weeds, and staining the playground. We are extremely grateful this their help in making our school shine!
Check out these before-and-after photos!
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Fifty students from a variety of high schools, including 20 students from YWCP, attended the First Annual Girl's Leadership Conference on May 23rd. This event was sponsored by Visions Federal Credit Union and hosted by the YWCP Foundation at the University of Rochester. The one-day conference featured eight student-led workshops on topics such as "Women and Girls in STEM Fields," "Racism in the Media," and "Leadership: Does Gender Matter?" The attendees and worksho...
Summer Learning for Lifelong Success
July 15, 2015 - Do you remember what you used to do during the summer when you were a teenager? Maybe you hung out with friends, would go swimming at the park, or had a summer job. For the students of YWCP Charter School, the summertime is an opportunity for continued growth and development.
In fact, it's a crucial time for learning because studies show that youth in economically disadvantaged households and neighborhoods are… [More]