Press Release: New Site Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Florence, SC – Girls University is pleased to announce a new Site Director, Melanie Collins at Girls University. Collins is a native of Coward, SC, Melanie has lived in Florence since 1999.

As a wife and mother of two, Melanie is passionate about using her abilities of leadership and organization in serving others. With an Associate’s Degree in Public Service from Florence Darlington Technical College and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology from Francis Marion University, Melanie has a variety of life experiences including volunteer service in the community and being a homeschool mother.

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Melanie Collins – Site Director

“This experience provides me a unique perspective in managing the Florence site to fulfilling the mission of Girl’s University, ” Collins commented. In addition, Melanie enjoys spending time with her family, serving in her local church, and reading.

Girls University has an amazing group of women, visit our website to learn more about other staff members.

About Girls University

Girls University is design to motivate, inspire and educate girls regardless of race, background and social status about STEM.  We look to motivate girls to become the next scientist, engineer and technologist.  For more information on Girls University, please visit http://www.girls-university.com or contact our National Director of Programs and Brand, Ashli Smart, 843.468.4710.

Girls of the Month

We had two Girls Tech “Girls of the Month”! Jaelyn and Jayda warm up to people are participating slowly. However, they learn to overcome that on their own initiative after being encouraged by their team. Now both of them actively engage in projects while they grow and learn to never “Stand in the corner.” Along with the black panther handshakes, the girls know that phrase well. It simply means that opportunities pass the people hiding in the corner.

Congrats to Jaelyn and Jayda!

These are just a few scenes from a mini play the girls put on. For the Women’s History, this group chose to reenact the Rosa Parks scene. Equipped with a camera and a little direction, they were able to catch a few black and white photos to make their scenes more realistic. At Girls University, we take research to a whole new level! No book reports here. XD
(Maddy B’s mom is watching to see if this is posted on social media, she loved it).

October 2016 Newsletter

Happy Fall, Ya’ll!

Within this issue of our newsletter you can catch a glimpse some of the recaps from October, as well as what we have coming up for November!  Also check out our new “Parent’s Corner” section, and meet our “Scholar of the Month!

Also, let’s make sure we connect on social media via our Facebook Page!
And, don’t forget to to check out the official Girls University website and blog for more insight on what the girls are doing! You can check out some of their spooky Halloween stories by clicking HERE.


Scholar of the Month

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Meet Katricia Green! She is a 6th grader at Savannah Grove, where her favorite subject is Spelling!  Katricia is our first “Scholar of the Month” here at Girls University.  Her awesome personality and kind heart shines bright in our after school program and we cannot wait to see everything that she accomplishes!
GO GIRL

A Look at What We are Doing . . .

This past month we have been working with the girls on: Art & Creativity, Science, and the Scientific Method. We actually had the chance to use candy in the name of science to create art, and make our own soda flavors!

See a few photos of the girls working below!


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In the “Parent’s Corner” you will find an array of information and resources to help you and your girl win in all counts of life! From problem solving to test taking tips, you can find it here in this section. |  Below is a link to an awesome site that gives tips on School Success! Check it out and let us know how helpful it was.

Tips for School Success 


NOVEMBER 12TH | 12:30 PM
Girls University Saturday Social at Sweet Frog! 
*Please signup at the Girls University Florence Site.

Upcoming: Winter Break Camp: American Girl Doll  DECEMBER 19TH 2016 – DECEMBER 23RD 2016 You can register for this camp by following the link below.  *Scholars who are enrolled in the after school program can attend all day 8:30 a – 5:00 p. Please ask Ms. Jasmine about details on how to signup! Register for our Winter Break Camp 
Make sure to check out our other Weekend Workshops and Social Saturdays! For more information on these events you can visit the website below.
Official Girls University Website

My Halloween Story

During Halloween, the girls wrote a few scary stories and had a pizza party. See pictures from the party below and read this story written by one of our after school scholars.  We may have an author or playwright in the making! More stories on the way. Stay tuned.

My Halloween story

By: Camryn H. 

On a dark and stormy night when a little girl named sally, and she couldn’t sleep because her mom and dad use to do her really bad they beat her and slapped her and never fed her she would sleep on the floor in there room and she couldn’t even sleep.One day sally died and her parents burried her and didn’t even care they didn’t go to her funeral or nothing they just stayed at there house and layed there on the bed. When night came the ghost of sally went to haunt her parents so she made a ghostly noise “ohhhh. Ohhhh.” Her parents jumped up and she made the noise again ohhhh, ohhh, ohhh, and her mom said “Jimmy go check what is that thing when he turned around and all you heard was a loud noise ” ahhhhhhhhhhhhh Rosa jumped up and got really scared she said “wh-o who are you and the ghost said “your worst nightmare” she yelled as she killed her mom. Years later her grandma came with her whole family and when they knocked on the door but no one answer so the door was unlocked so they all walked in and when they saw sally she yelled and killed them one by one so that is the story of the ghost of sally. THE END?

September 2016 Newsletter

THANK YOU, EVERYONE!

You all have been such an amazing help with the opening of Girls University! We are beyond excited to have you and your scholars on this journey with us.

Within this issue of our newsletter you can catch a glimpse some of the recaps from August, as well as what we have coming up for September!

Also, let’s make sure we connect on social media via our Facebook Page!


A Look at What We are Doing . . . 

This past month we have been working with the girls on: Relationship Building, Character Development, Leadership, and Art & Creativity.  We challenged them to create an idea surrounding the topic: “If you could create your own Girls University, what would it look like?”  This will be a long-term project that the girls will continue to work on through the rest of the year starting from learning how to create a business plan to creating their own blog and/or website for their organization!

See a few photos of the girls working below!


Upcoming:  Parents Night Out
OCTOBER 7TH 2016 & OCTOBER 21ST 2016

You can register for any of the dates by following the link below.

Register for a Parents Night Out

Make sure to check out our other Weekend Workshops and Social Saturdays! For more information on these events you can visit the website below.

Official Girls University Website


IMPORTANT  TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION:  
The school district has now approved Delmae, Sneed and Moore for transportation.  Please note that your child should no longer ride the Bee Helpful bus from any of the schools listed above after next week. If you have not completed and turned in the district transportation application yet, please do so ASAP.

The school will not call the girls name for the bus, they must know the bus they are suppose to ride. Please take a look at the assigned buses as followed and make sure your child knows which bus to get on.

The assigned buses are as followed:

Moore – Bus 34
Sneed – Bus 40
Delmae – Brown Bus