BENEFITING: Girls Incorporated Of New York City
EVENT DATE: Jun 12, 2014
The College Shower is a game changer. Designed to honor girls who are beating the odds by not only graduating from high school but going on to college, these girls have risen through the ranks of our programs and have taken our mission – to be strong, smart, and bold – seriously. In fact, over 90% of girls in our comprehensive programs are admitted to college! These girls have worked hard to accomplish their academic goals and this is our chance to salute them.
The College Shower was conceived after staff observed that many girls in the program were envious of the gifts and attention girls received when they became pregnant and had a baby shower. As a way of establishing a new tradition, the College Shower was conceived to celebrate college bound graduates and shower them with all the essential items they would need for college. The goal is to show each honoree that her educational accomplishments are truly valued and that there is a community of support cheering her on at home.