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Fall 2018 After School Registration

Registration remains open throughout the program session.

*Schenectady Kids Corner (K-2) Registration is closed. The program is full & there are no spots available on the waitlist. Please check back at a later date to see if there are any opening. We apologize for any inconvenience.

*Albany Kids Corner (K-2) has spaces available on the waitlist only.

*There are still spots available, in Albany & Schenectady, for girls 3rd-12th grade.

 

For more information, download our registration packets and schedules.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Administrative Office at 518-374-9800


See the Yankees from Behind Home Plate!

ONLY ONE WEEK LEFT to purchase raffle tickets for your chance to win four (4) field level seats behind home plate to see the New York Yankees vs. Texas Rangers on August 10 at 7 p.m.

Click here for more information and to purchase raffle tickets.

Special thanks to our corporate partner, Bank of America, for making this raffle possible.


Fuel Her Fire 2018 Announcements

The 4th Annual Fuel Her Fire Awards Celebration is just around the corner! Mark September 26 on your calendar and join us to celebrate and recognize local women who exemplify the life-altering mission of Girls Inc.

This year, we’re thrilled to welcome Sandra Fox, President of Sensory Six, as our 2018 Honorary Chair. Together, we’re presenting the 2018 Fuel Her Fire Award to Angela Beddoe, President & CEO of Beddoe Publishing and Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Herlife Magazine New York. We’re presenting the 2018 Emerging Leader Award to Valerie Rapson, PhD, Outreach Astronomer for the Dudley Observatory at miSci.

Read more about these inspiring women and learn about how you can be part of this exciting event through sponsorships, Honorary Committee membership, or attending the event.

 


Nominate a Leader!

We’re now accepting nominations for our Emerging Leader Award presented at our Fuel Her Fire event in September. Nominations are due by July 16, 2018 and announcement of the recipient will be on July 23, 2018.

Download the nomination form.

For more information visit our event page.

 

 


A Celebration for the Girls

 

GIRLS NIGHT OUT

Every year, from September to May, we open our doors in Albany and Schenectady to girls from around the Capital Region. We provide free after-school opportunities, in a safe, fun, nurturing environment. During these 8 months, we experience some amazing things…

Positive behavior
Higher levels of self-esteem
More interest in school
The ability to be a girl and just have fun!
And so much more…

At the end of the program year, we hold an event, Girls Night Out,  to celebrate our Capital Region Girls. Staff, parents, community members, and supporters gather to enjoy dinner and recognize their achievements.

Girl of the Year – Schenectady

The Gladys Jameson Girl of the Year Award for 2018 was presented to Oluwatosin Osipitan. 

Tosin is 11 and in the 6th grade at Oneida Middle School. Tosin recently moved from Nigeria. She started the year off very shy both here and at her school. She struggled to connect with people because of a small language barrier, and the fact that she’s new to the country. Since her first day at Girls Inc., Tosin has been AMAZING. She leads by example, does her work, exudes respect and empathy for her peers and teachers, always tries, and supports other girls. Tosin makes sure to give everything her all, even though her circumstances would’ve made it understandable for her to sit in the background. Tosin has formed genuine friendships at Girls Inc. and has also given each staff member something to look forward to each day. Her kind, positive energy is exactly what is needed!

 

 

Girl of the Year – Albany

The Winifred Downey Girl of the Year Award for 2018 was presented to Nyasia Surgick. 

Nyasia, age 12, is consistently thoughtful, helpful and respectful. At age 6, Nyasia came to Girls Inc. one day wearing a “Girls Can Change The World” shirt, and she is doing just that. Nyasia is intelligent, funny, and a positive role model for our younger members. She is not afraid to speak up if she sees someone doing something that they shouldn’t. She is more concerned with doing the right thing than “looking cool”. This earned Nyasia a great deal of respect in her peer group and they voted her “Girls Inc. President” last year. She is always willing to lend a hand and help someone in need. Congratulations to this amazing future leader!

 

 

 

 


Thank you for your Generosity!

On April 26, 2018 at 5:30 in the evening, the Glen Sanders Mansion started to receive guests. By 6:30 there were well over 250 people! Why were they there? To support Capital Region Girls!

Our 29th Annual Dinner & Auction was a great success thanks to the incredible generosity of our sponsors, honorary patrons, silent and live auction donors, attendees, and bidders. Were you there? Check out Times Union Seen to view some great pics!

We raised more than $81,000 and we’re so close to our goal! Help us get there!

Make a donation now by clicking “Donate Now”!

Click “Were you Seen” to view some of the wonderful photos from our evening.

Special thanks to the staff and crew at Glen Sanders Mansion for a wonderful meal and exceptional service.

 

 

 

 

 

We would like to extend our warmest and deepest thank you to everyone who made this event possible!

 

 


Registration for Summer Fun is open!

Don’t forget to register for our Summer Fun program!

Click Here for the Schenectady Summer Fun Application

Click Here for the Albany Summer Fun Application

2018 Schenectady Summer Fun Sessions

Who: Girls entering Kindergarten through 8th grades
What: A spectacular 6 week Summer Fun program!
Where:
 962 Albany Street, Schenectady, NY
When: June 25th – August 3rd   9:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: $115 per week or $210 for 2 weeks if paid in advance.  Scholarships available on a limited basis and the discount does NOT apply.

Session 1 (June 25 – June 39): “Baking with Chemistry” – Girls will investigate the basics of Chemistry as they bake delicious goods.

Session 2 (July 2-3 & July 5-6):  “Girls encourage”- Based on one of National’s curriculums, girls will be introduced to nontraditional activities and adventures. Activities promote fitness training, team building, and athletic participation.

Session 3 (July 9 – July 13): Headed for Greatness” – Have you ever wanted to be a firefighter, an EMT, a law enforcement office, a scientist, something in media production? Girls will explore many different career possibilities.

Session 4 (July 16 – July 20): Space and Beyond” – What is StarX and Falcon Heavy? Explore the universe, galaxies, stars, solar system, and beyond.

Session 5 (July 23- July 27): Construct It” – This week, girls will be doing multiple hands– on activities that demonstrate different types of construction work including architecture and engineering

Session 6 (July 30- August 4): Around the World in 5 Days” – Each day a different country is explored. The girls will lean about language, fashion, customs, and food of the world.

 

2018 Albany Summer Fun Sessions

Who: Girls entering Kindergarten through 8th grades
What: A spectacular 6 week Summer Fun program!
Where:
 301 Washington Ave, Albany, NY
When: July 9th – August 18th     9:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: $115 per week or $210 for 2 weeks if paid in advance.  Scholarships available on a limited basis and the discount does NOT apply.

Session 1 (July 9 – July 13): Headed For Greatness” – Have you ever wanted to be a firefighter, an EMT, a law enforcement officer, a scientist, something in the media? Girls will explore many different career possibilities.

Session 2 (July 16 – July 20): Space and Beyond” – What is StarX and Falcon Heavy? Explore the universe, galaxies, stars, solar system, and beyond.

Session 3 (July 23 – July 27): Construct It” – This week, girls will be participating in hands–on activities that demonstrate different types of construction work including architecture and engineering

Session 4 (July 30 – August 3): Around the World in 5 Days” – Each day a different country will be explored. The girls will learn about language, fashion, customs, and food of the world.

Session 5 (August 6 – August 10): “Baking With Chemistry” – Girls will investigate the basics of Chemistry as they bake delicious goods.

Session 6 (August 13 – August 17): “Girls enCourage” – Based on one of National’s curriculums, girls will be introduced to nontraditional activities and adventures. Activities promote fitness training, team building, and athletic participation.

 

Head over to our Summer fun page for more information


Sneak Peek at our Silent Auction Items

Our 29th Annual Dinner and Auction is just around the corner! Here you’ll find information on our silent auction items and the businesses that donated them. Click the photos and you will be directed to the donor’s website or Facebook page.

Please remember that some of these items will not stand alone, but will be packaged with other items the night of the event.  We will provide regular updates as packages are developed! Tickets are still available and can be purchased by clicking HERE!

Lean, Mean, Global Cuisine – The Exotic Meats Crate from Man Crates

Cleaning up just got easier with this Toro Blower from All Seasons Equipment

Glamour Party for 8 girls and a fun-filled basket from Snip-Its in Guilderland

Lovely gift bag along with a gift certificate for a Hydrafacial from Accent on Skin

Great snacks and amazing sweets in a lovely bag from Impressions of Saratoga, the Everything Saratoga Store

Victoria’s Secret “Pamper Yourself” filled Tote Bag put together by Fit for Life Wellness

Duffle bag filled with a fitness kit, running belt, fitness journal, water bottle, gym towel, t-shirt, hat, and Yoga mat compliments of MVP Health Care

Everything your Furbaby could want including toys, treats, and a $25 gift certificate from Head-to-Tail

2 growlers, 2 free growler refills, 2 glasses, 2 t-shirts and a $25 gift certificate, great times from Albany Pump Station

Gift-filled basket guaranteed to start your morning off right from Starbucks Coffee Co.

   

A great looking basket filled with beer from DeCrescente Distributing Co.

Tee off with this awesome golf bag from Broadway Marketing

MicroKnowledge basket includes a certificate for a course, 2 software reference cards, a MicroKnowledge tech bag and more

Salon products and 2 haircuts from Paul Mitchell School 

“The Blue Vase”, a print by Paul Cezanne, donated by Morningside Gallery

The Olde English Pub Gift Basket

Wolff’s Biergarten Gift Basket

As of April 13, 2018, the following businesses and merchants have all donated to our Dinner & Auction. Their generous support helps empower girls in the Greater Capital Region. Please consider visiting these establishments to thank them for making a difference in our local communities!

  • Accent on Skin
  • Afrim’s Sports
  • Albany Pump Station
  • All Seasons Equipment
  • American Museum of National History
  • Arthur Murray Dance Centers
  • Ausable Chasm
  • Bella Napoli
  • BJ’s Wholesale Club
  • Black & Blue Steak and Crab
  • Broadway Marketing
  • Buca di Beppo
  • Casual Set
  • Cheesecake Factory
  • Ciccotti Center
  • Crisp
  • Crossgates Mall
  • Dave & Buster’s
  • DeCrescente Distributing Co
  • Dexter Davis Photography & Films
  • Different Drummer’s Kitchen
  • Eastern Mountain Sports
  • Edible Arrangements
  • Enchanted Forest Water Safari
  • Felthousen’s Florist
  • Ferri Formals & Bridals
  • Fit for Life Wellness
  • Flight Trampoline Park – Albany
  • G Willikers
  • Glennpeter Jewelers Diamond Centre
  • Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Albany Downtown
  • Head-to-Tail
  • Healing Path Massage
  • Hy-Line Cruises
  • iSmile Studios
  • Johnny Tillerweed
  • Lake George Shoreline Cruises
  • Longfellows Hotel, Restaurant and Conference Center
  • Make Me Fabulous Salon
  • Man Crates
  • MASS MoCA
  • MicroKnowledge, Inc.
  • Mildred Elley
  • MiSci
  • Morningside Gallery
  • Mountain Ridge Adventure
  • MVP Health Care
  • National Baseball Hall of Fame
  • National Museum Of Dance
  • National Museum of Racing & Hall of Fame
  • New England Aquarium
  • New World Bistro Bar
  • Nine Pin Cider
  • O’Connell Electric company Inc
  • Palace Theatre
  • Paul Mitchell School
  • Rosamond Gifford Zoo
  • RPI Athletics
  • Rumors Salon & Spa
  • Saratoga Performing Arts Center
  • Schenectady County Community College
  • Silver Parrot
  • Smoke Signals
  • Snip-its
  • Sports Zone NY
  • Starbucks Coffee Co
  • The Body Shop
  • The Children’s Museum at Saratoga
  • The Olde Bryan Inn
  • The Olde English Pub
  • The Open Door Bookstore
  • The Pottery Place
  • The Wild Center
  • TNT Ballroom Dancing
  • TreePaad
  • Tri-City ValleyCats
  • Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
  • Union College Athletics
  • Utica Zoo
  • Via Aquarium
  • Vivid
  • Wolff’s Biergarten
  • Wood Magazine
  • Yankee Trails

Spring Break FUN!

Are you all ready to have some FUN!  Our April week vacation program is approaching and it’s going to be exciting.

Who:
Girls in grades K-8

What:
This week girls will participate in activities that show the beauty of science. They will learn how certain dyes work (clothing vs. hair) and they will find the beauty in nature, such as flowers, rainbows, reflections/refractions, etc. Field trips include hiking and swimming

Where:
Albany Center
301 Washington Ave.
Albany, NY 12206

Schenectady Center
962 Albany Street
Schenectady, NY 12307

When:
Monday 4/2 – Friday 4/6
9 am – 5 pm
(Early drop off at 8:00 am is available upon request, $5 fee per day)

Cost:
$10-15 per day based on a sliding scale fee.
Due to limited spaces fee will increase $5 a day if registered and/or paid after 3/28)

Contact:
Administrative Office – 518-374-9800

To register:
April vac wk 2018

 

 

 


29th Annual Dinner & Auction

Girls Inc. of the Greater Capital Region 

29th Annual Dinner & Auction
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Glen Sanders Mansion, Scotia New York

Click here to purchase tickets!

Honorary Chair – Ruth Mahoney, KeyBank

Cocktail Reception 5:30 – 6:30                                     Dinner & Auction 6:30 – 8:30

 

Join us for our 29th Annual Dinner & Auction, held at Glen Sanders Mansion in Scotia, NY.  We are thrilled to introduce Our Honorary Chair as Ruth Mahoney from KeyBank; Our Honoree as RBC Capital Markets for their Exceptional Support of our Eureka! Program; Our Emcee as Julie Chapman from Spectrum News; and Our Auctioneer as LeGrande Serras, Entrepreneur & Philanthropist.

 

 

 

 

 

        

 

Girls Inc. provides invaluable service to Capital Region girls. Taking a holistic approach to both mind and body, with programs designed to inspire girls to be Strong, Smart, and Bold, we celebrate and empower girls and young women, and advocate for an equitable world.  Many have seen our impact first-hand, having met some of the young ladies who have currently enrolled and others who are alumnae of Girls Inc. programs.

Girls Inc. girls are confident, speak their minds, and no matter what their age, they have goals and a plan to achieve them — amazing!

Please join us in celebrating Girls Inc.’s programs for local girls at this year’s Dinner & Auction. In doing so you will make it possible for Girls Inc. to continue offering the quality programs which parents say is the major reason they entrust their daughters to Girls Inc.

A warm heartfelt thank you to all our generous sponsors!