Congressman John Robert Lewis, the son of sharecroppers who survived a brutal beating by police during a landmark 1965 march in Selma, Alabama, to become a towering figure of the civil rights movement and a longtime US Congressman, has died after a six-month battle with cancer. He was 80.
During one of several trips we took, this one to Washington, DC, was by far the most rewarding and inspirational. Our lunches at the Capitol were hosted by Congressman Scott Rigell. On this particular day, Congressman John Lewis was walking past the door and inquired about our group, he was invited in by Congressman Rigell. For those of us, that knew the 'History' we were honored to have him join us and share sage wisdom of the 'struggle', the importance of our vote, to always keep learning and so much more. This was a historical time for us and we will never forget the symbolism of this photo displaying true bipartisanship, simply priceless!
May the peace of God console his family and may he rest in peace!
We thank you for your gifts of TIME, TALENTS, or TREASURES to mentor our youth, the impact will be great! Please donate to the 'Mentoring Effect' that is evident in the girls that are being mentored by a caring adult mentor. Help us continue the impact of empowering, and encouraging them to make the right choices about academics, behavior, and their lives after high school. Your donation of $50 will help with S.T.R.E.A.M. workshops, $100 will pay for field trips and cultural events and $100 will provide training and recruitment of new volunteers.
Melvin Perry, Sr., Co-Founder
Delores Perry, C0-Founder/Executive Director
Dorothy's Girls Scholarship Fund
Girls with Goals Alliance launched the scholarship fund in March 2019 during the 10-year celebration and to support participating mentees that pursue higher education after graduating from high school. The scholarship fund also assists with fees for mentees that attend STEM camps. Awards are presented to graduating mentees in August at an awards ceremony after applications have been reviewed by the Scholarship board.
Congratulations to our recipients!
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June is STUDENT SAFETY MONTH and Caribbean American Heritage Month! Below are some other highlights for the month of June:
6/1 - Official start of Hurricane season in the US
6/5 - Mentees' Monthly Meeting -Special Guest Speakers: 3 US Naval Academy Officers
6/5 - World Environment Day
6/8 - Best Friends Day
6/14 - Flag Day
6/15 - Smile Power Day
6/20 - First Day of Summer & Father's Day
A Special Message from Girls with Goals
Alliance Leadership Team
Thank you, GWGA Leadership Team!