Our Cool Girls were excited to be invited to Kennesaw State University to tour the campus and have a once in a lifetime experience with the U.S. Women’s Rugby team. With the help of past and current players, our girls learned all about the sport of rugby and how it’s played. Girls participated in drills, played a game of rugby and watched teams from Canada, Brazil, Australia, and Spain play during the International Women’s 7s Series. The USA team even held a Q&A session and autographed posters. Cool Thanks goes out to our friends at the U.S. Women’s Rugby Foundation for hosting. Now, that’s Cool Fitness!
The Cary Reynolds Girls Club had a chance to learn about computer programming on a recent visit to Manheim. Although Manheim is known as a leader in the car auction industry, the girls were able to get a behind-the-scenes look at how the product development team created a phone app to let those who have purchased a car learn that their car will soon be delivered.
As each Manheim staff member described their job, including business analyst and quality analyst, the girls were better able to understand that in the world of technology, you must work as a team in order bring an idea to life. They were also introduced to Scratch, a program that allowed them to create their very own computer game. They were divided into teams and were each given a role, such as product owner or programmer, and placed commands into the program that allowed their characters to jump, skate, and dance! The girls truly enjoyed learning about Scratch and really enjoyed their Cool Tech experience!
By Tanya Egins, executive director of Cool Girls, Inc.
The Metro Atlanta Chamber boasts of 16 Fortune 500 companies in the region. Many other substantial companies, with thousands of well-paid jobs, have headquarters here.
This is good news for improving the conditions faced by the families and girls my organization, Cool Girls, serves.
In its rankings for “America’s Top State for Business 2014,” CNBC offered this caveat: “The Peach State is the cream of the crop for 2014, with the nation’s best workforce and the top infrastructure. But education and quality of life remain weak spots.”
Get your Hot Pink couture ready for our celebration of 26 years of life-changing programs for Atlanta girls. We will again honor women in our community for their philanthropy, volunteer service and empowerment of women and girls.
Watch a recap from last year’s event: http://bit.ly/16Y1T89
Our Cool Girls are having a BLAST doing what they do best…using TECHNOLOGY! During our Girls Club, participants explore the wide world of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Our middle school girls enjoy a partnership with Girl Genius Productions to promote Digital Citizenship.
Interactive workshops include topics on email etiquette, social networking, text messaging, and cyber safety. Through the use of videos, smartphones, and small group discussions, Cool Girls gain valuable skills on how to navigate social platforms like Instagram, Kik and Snapchat responsibly. Though these conversations can be challenging, our girls are learning to be accountable for what they post and who they tweet.