The GO Project and Vince Shopping Event
Join Us for GO's Fall Cocktail Party!The Young Leadership Council's Fall Cocktail Party is back--and it's promised to be our best yet! While last year's event was an absolute blast, we decided to make some exciting upgrades to knock 2014's out of the park. The stunning and stylish Union Square Ballroom is our new venue, our silent auction is set to be packed with exclusive items, and we've got a number of surprises in store that, well, you'll just have to come along to find out more! Tickets can be purchased online or feel free to contact us for more information. We look forward to celebrating the good work of GO with you in November!
While most people associate the summer with slowing down, at GO, the warmer months are some of our most productive! The average GO student gains three months in reading and math skills during our five-week summer program. That's significant, when you consider the average low-income student loses two months in reading and math over the summer. But GO Summer isn't soley about academics, as you'll see from these photos. Our students build confidence through dance, singing, drumming, fencing and yoga. And most importantly, they have fun! Thanks to all the students, staff, volunteers, families and partner schools who made GO Summer 2014 a success. We look forward to seeing you in the school year!
GO Summer Wrap Up
Scholastic Donates 1,000 Books to GO StudentsThis summer, Scholastic donated more than 1,000 new leveled books and teacher resources to the GO Project, and then set our students a challenge—participate in Scholastic's famed summer reading contest and try to beat the world record!
The Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge, an interactive online reading program, asks participants to log reading minutes and earn rewards for reading challenges. Parents and educators can also track student progress and access a multitude of resources such as book recommendations, reading activities, and online forums.
But with a 2013 record of 176,438,473 minutes, GO students have their work cut out for them... it's a good thing that they love reading! To track their progress and view a live timer tracking minutes for the world record, please visit the event page.
On behalf of the students, staff and families of the GO Project, a big thank you to Scholastic for providing such an essential resource for organization. The books Scholastic donated will spark imaginations, broaden horizons and inspire our students for years to come. We look forward to working with Scholastic in the future as we bring the love of reading into more of our students' hearts and minds!
Free Backpacks for GO Students!
Thank you to all supporters and volunteers that participated in the Youth Leadership Council Backpack Drive! With your help, the GO Project was able to puchase brand new backpacks and supplies for all of our students. On July 7th, all 570 GO students received a bag filled with all of the supplies they will need over our 5-week program. These items included notebooks, folders, papers, markers, pens, pencils, pencil cases, dictionaries, scissors, erasers and more. The students we serve were thrilled. On behalf of our families, thank you!
American Graduate Day 2013The GO Project was featured on American Graduate Day, a multi-platform event committed to helping communities tackle the nation’s dropout crisis and preparing students for success with a high school diploma. The broadcast premiered live on Saturday, September 28 on PBS and streamed live from the Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center.
The event featured local and national programming, community partners, and celebrities focused on improving the high school graduation rates in America. Nearly 30 national partner organizations, 14 local organizations, and celebrity guests involved in education and youth intervention programs participated. In 2013, the GO Project was honored to be chosen as a local New York City partner organization.
The GO segment, featuring two GO parents and a GO teacher, can be viewed below. For more information on American Graduate Day, please visit: http://americangraduate.org/.