Wonder Girls, a component fund of the Rockland Community Foundation, is an after-school program for female high school students with a mission to build confidence, leadership, and the necessary business skills to succeed, no matter what educational or career path they may choose. At the end of the program, each Wonder Girl is provided the opportunity to apply for a college scholarship during their senior year of high school.
“We believe that every Wonder Girl deserves the opportunity to thrive as leaders of their own lives despite economic, social or educational challenges. As professional and educated women, we want to promote the importance of education and encourage young girls to learn, grow, support each other, and to always, dream big!” said Natalie Maniscalco and Irene Zervoudis, co-founders of Wonder Girls.
Through educational programming and events, Wonder Girls bring together a powerful and phenomenal network of diverse and multicultural professional women to teach, lead, inspire and empower our Wonder Girls, supporting both their personal and professional growth. Program mentors and speakers specialize in adolescent programming, leadership, therapy, education, business, corporate, real estate, public relations, marketing, health, fitness, fashion, design, construction, food & beverage, charity, non-profit, banking, wellness, spiritual and more. They will will also host yearly events outside the school including community service experiences with charitable partners, a Wellness Expo and a College | Career Expo.
“The Rockland Community Foundation is delighted to steward the Wonder Girls Fund. Bringing this type of program to our community is the perfect example of committed individuals seeking to make a difference. We look forward to helping this fund grow and prosper” said Julie Sadowski, Executive Director at RCF.
The Wonder Girls after-school program is available in Fall 2021 for female students at high schools located in Rockland County, New York and Bergen County, New Jersey.
For more information and to donate, please visit: www.wondergirlsusa.org
About Wonder Girls: Wonder Girls is a component fund of the Rockland Community Foundation. In keeping with the regulations for community foundations, Wonder Girls is a charitable instrument under RCF’s umbrella. All donations made to them go directly into the fund and are 100% tax-deductible.
About RCF: The Rockland Community Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life for all people in Rockland County by increasing charitable giving. Its mission is to connect people and businesses with the causes that matter most to them through the creation of funds, across a wide range of interests, that donors create and the Foundation stewards. www.rocklandgives.org