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YWCP Picnic Table at the Public Market

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Thanks to Summit Federal Credit Union, a specially-designed YWCP picnic table will be on display at the Rochester Public Market from now through the rest of the year!  SFCU sponsored the painting of the table, which features the YWCP logo and the words "One Step Closer."  The table was painted by YWCP Foundation Board Members Shauna Cross and Elizabeth [...]

Celebrating Moving Up

moving UpMore than 160 YWCP students celebrated moving up to the next grade on Friday, June 27th with our annual pinning ceremony.  It was an inspirational ceremony as the 8th graders received their pins and then each pinned one of their 7th grade sisters.  The ceremony also honored co-founder Laura Rebell Gross, who is moving to NYC to work as [...]

Summer Scholarships Awarded

Scholarship 2014
On June 24th, the YWCP Foundation was honored to award 10 students with scholarships to attend summer camp.  These scholarships were awarded as part of the Foundation's "100 Women to the 10th Power" campaign, which was created to help provide students with opportunities for enriched summer learning to help decrease summer [...]

Volunteers Help Make YWCP Shine!

Day of Caring webNearly 30 volunteers spent the day at YWCP on May 8th for the United Way of Greater Rochester's annual Day of Caring.  The volunteers from The University of Rochester, Northwest Savings Bank, and The Good Food Collective spent the day working side-by-side with our students cleaning and [...]

Teaching Self-Respect Instead of Self-Esteem

July 15, 2014 -
Research shows that girls' self-esteem "takes a nosedive" after age 9. In fact, one of the most significant studies on girls and self-esteem, conducted in 1991 by the American Association of University Women, found that at age 9, a majority of girls were confident, assertive, and felt positive about themselves. However, by the time they hit high school, fewer than a third of girls still felt that way.  Why?

Several studies suggest one of the main reasons for this is that around age 10, girls start to identify their self-worth based on

Celebrating the End of a Great Year!

June 23, 2014 -
We are gearing up for our Moving Up Ceremony, taking place Friday, June 27, from 8-9:30am. Students may bring 1 guest due to capacity limitations in our auditorium. We are planning to honor our founder, Laura Rebell Gross, an… [More]