GCSD Celebrates International Day of The Girl Friday, October 11

Woodlands Middle High School girls participated in the inaugural International Day of the Girl event, held Friday, October 11 at Manhattanville College’s Reid Castle.

Hosted by Westchester County Youth Bureau, our girls were among approximately 450 girls from all over the Lower Hudson Valley to participate in an action-packed day filled with workshops, seminars, panels and hands-on activities led by females from a variety of professions.

The students were chaperoned to the International Day of the Girl event by Woodlands Middle High School staff members, Ms. Lwanga and Ms. Flowers.

We’re here!
Goodie bags never go out of style!

The conference's theme was "Taking Charge of your Future." It gave girls an opportunity to hear from a dozen women leaders, including state Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, and take workshops on everything from financial skills to healthy relationships to coding for video games.

“These girls were on fiiiiiiiiire....”
Our Woodlands students participated in a radio interview about their experience at the Westchester County International Day of the Girl event.
New York State Senator Shelley Mayer offered opening remarks about goal setting and dreaming big!
These Two Photos: Tania Savayan/The Journal News
County Executive, George Latimer, congratulated the room filled with young ladies for their confidence and told me they are future! He encouraged the girls to look to current female leaders for inspiration.
This was an amazing and empowering gathering!

We would like to thank everyone that attended and contributed to this unique and inspiring event!

We look forward to the next one.