Ranger Good Works proudly sponsors an up and coming artist from Dillard Elementary School. During the Community Reception and the official unveiling of a collaborative student mural project at FAT Village Art District a competition was held at the Fat Village Center for the Arts. One lucky child was awarded a scholarship for the summer art program. In an effort to aid in keeping children engaged in after school programs and foster creativity from them RGW has made a commitment to give scholarships. To participate or donate to the summer arts scholarship program contact us.
FAT Village and Ranger Good Works partner for Dillard Elementary and the City of Ft. Lauderdale
The City of Ft. Lauderdale is an official “All America City” title holder. It is Ranger Good Works’ pleasure to lend a hand when called upon and ask for help from the community to support our youth. We are planning an event to showcase just how big our city’s heart is by painting a mural in the FAT Village Art District (downtown Ft. Lauderdale). The mural will be painted by a local artist and several students from Dillard’s Art Program and will be unveiled during the reception. You’re invited to share this experience with us and enjoy live entertainment, performances from Dillard and much more. This event is free and open to the public, therefore, invite your friends and family!
Some of Dillard’s 5th Grade Students enjoyed visiting the amazing C&I Studios on May 13, 2015. Students were given a tour of the coffee house and then taken into the studio where they were taught how to produce their very own show.
On May 13, 2015 Some of Dillard’s 4th and 5th grade class visited The Humane Society of Broward County on a Field Trip Hosted by Darlene Feldman and Christy Gumberg. The students and their teachers loved interacting with the animals.
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On Thursday, May 7, 2015 we accomplished our goal by delivering on the promise to inspire and show the students that they have a future. Although they are young, they can dream and work hard to achieve their goals bringing their dreams to fruition. Throughout the day we heard students say “this is the best day of my life”; “I can’t believe how big the city really is” and “I never got this many presents, even on my birthday.” Several comments I heard about were, “I love to draw… I didn’t know I could become an architect. I’m good at drawing. I think I can be an architect!” (Martin Architects); “I love to play games. I didn’t know I could have a job coding games, I want to be a programmer.” (Nova Southeastern University – Computer Science School); “I love clothes; I’m going to work at Neiman Marcus.” (Neiman Marcus) and “Mrs. Ranger, do you think I can be a drummer like the kids on the stage from Parkway Middle School?” My answer was “yes, talk to Mr. Morrison about it and I bet he can help you get started now.” (Victoria Ranger).
With these positive thoughts, we will close by saying thank you again! Thank you for trusting us and for investing your time in our program. We look forward to having you join us again next year for our third annual Career City at Dillard Elementary.
Junior Welfare Society visited Dillard Elementary School.
Lots of helping hands and eyes were there to aid the young students in reading. Thank you Junior Welfare Society!
On April 28, 2015 Ranger Good Works and Dillard Elementary hosted a visit for several members of the Junior Welfare Society. The wonderful members brought donations, read books to the young students and even helped the administrative team organize the science lab. A big “thank you” goes out to all of them for the love, hugs and smiles given, the great amount of hands on support and the financial support given for the literacy and technology initiatives.
On April 24 2015, we had the honor of attending the Impact Girl’s Spring Gala and Awards dinner alongside our partner, Neiman Marcus. The event featured live performances, a fashion show presented by the students and concluded with an award ceremony. Ranger Good works is extremely proud of club leader, Ms. Angela Dix, and her ability to empower the lives of such young girls. It was very inspiring to witness firsthand how dedicated and disciplined the Impact girls are. As our bond with Dillard continues to grow, so does our passion for watching each one of them transform into beautiful butterflies.
Congrats Impact Girls!
Ranger Good Works, with our friend, John P. Hart, Chair of the Broward College Foundation, was able to connect with Broward College to arrange a college tour for the 5thgraders of Dillard Elementary School. Our hope is when students are exposed to college at an early age they will start thinking about the future of their education and careers.
Over one-hundred wide-eyed students entered Broward College’s A. Hugh Central Campus to tour the Health Sciences Simulator Center and the Buehler Planetarium. They were greeted by college administrators and student ambassadors who gave a spectacular tour. The college mascot, Sammy the Seahawk, showed the students how to put their hands together to create the Seahawks hand gesture (see photos in our Event Gallery).
In the Health Sciences Simulation Center a team of doctors and nurses gave an overview of simulators. One was a human simulator on a gurney that could blink, breathe, and talk. Each student was given a pair of gloves and stethoscope with a heartbeat simulator attached enabling them to experience some of what it is like to be a nurse or doctor.
The tour concluded in the Buehler Planetarium, a state-of-the-art facility that features a 40-foot dome where videos of the cosmos are projected for everyone to see. The students were able to see stars that are impossible to see with the naked eye.
Events like these encourage students to pursue higher education – a necessary part of improving the community. Thank you to all of our sponsors for helping with these events, and an extra special thank you to John Hart and Broward College for making today’s college tour possible!
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Neiman Marcus Fort Lauderdale and Ranger Good Works presented The Love to Give Collection on Wednesday, November 5th, 2014. This event kicked off a fundraising endeavor that will last through December 24th, during which time 10% of all sales generated from items in The Love to Give Collection will benefit Ranger Good Works in support of Dillard Elementary School.
During the reception, an undecorated Holiday tree came to life with every donation. We made it bright and beautiful for the 900 underprivileged students of Dillard Elementary School. Together we are changing the lives of these students by meeting their basic needs, giving them love, and augmenting the educational tools they so desperately need.
The Young At Art museum volunteered their artists and time to assist in the creation of a masterpiece with the students from Dillard which was on display during the event. Attendees enjoyed the outstanding performances from the Impact Girls, the Eagles Step Team, the Dillard Drum Line, and Ms. Marguerita’s Dancers. The Martin Men wowed the crowd with their charming manners while serving chocolates and smiles.
Thank you to all who attended and all who continue to support our efforts!
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- Join us: Career City at Dillard Elementary is Wednesday, May 17, 2017March 30, 2017 - 11:55 pm
- Literacy Changes Our World Initiative at Dillard ElementaryFebruary 6, 2017 - 6:55 pm
- Hour of Code at Dillard Elementary December 2016January 21, 2017 - 9:18 pm
- RANGER GOOD WORKS & NEIMAN MARCUS FORT LAUDERDALE KICK OFF MONTH-LONG ‘LOVE TO GIVE’ COLLECTION FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT YOUTH ARTS EDUCATION AT DILLARD ELEMENTARY SCHOOLDecember 18, 2016 - 11:07 pm