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Hour of Code 2017 RGW @Dillard Elementary

Ranger Good Works Presents Hour of Code 2017 – We are preparing for Computer Science Education Week and plan to create a fan-tas-tech event for 2017!

VOLUNTEERS  Needed at Dillard Elementary School Friday, December 08, 2017

If you are a technologist or interested in volunteering your time for this event, click on the Volunteer button and sign up to be a part of this exciting event for the students of Dillard Elementary.

See what you are signing up for. Watch our video.  A community partner initiative!  Once again, Ranger Technical Resources & Ranger Good Works are recruiting friends and community partners to help educate over 850 students from Dillard Elementary School about the importance of Computer Science in an international coding initiative founded by Code.org. We love it when our kids receive the three T’s….time, talent and treasure. Please join our Hour of Code volunteer team this year.  The kids love to see familiar faces. If you can’t join us, tell a friend who you think can.  Our communities continued help in making this a great event is much needed and appreciated.

The Hour of Code will take place at Dillard Elementary on Friday, December 08, 2017.

  • Responsibilities include:  Participate in one conference call prior to the Hour of Code for Dillard Elementary.
  • Show up on site 30 minutes prior to the Hour of Code initiative
  • Participate in classrooms with instruction or help in the classrooms
  • Work with our coordinators and the teachers from Dillard Elementary to create a successful event.
  • YOU do not need to be a programmer to volunteer.  You only need to be able to read and speak to the children.
  • Programmers who volunteer will be assigned to the classrooms where the students are more advanced with coding.

Schedule:

Hour of Code Schedule
9:00AM Volunteers arrive and meet
9:30AM Go to designated locations – Ready Hour of Code
9:30AM– 10:30AM Start Hour of Code in the classrooms
10:35AM Wrap up
10:45AM Volunteers depart

This experience will continue to fill the students’ treasure chest full of great life experiences. In 2013 we first partnered with Code.org for the Official Hour of Code, a Global Computer Science Education Week initiative to encourage youth to learn basic coding.

“The Hour of Code is a global movement introducing tens of millions of
students worldwide to computer science, inspiring kids to learn more,
breaking stereotypes, and leaving them feeling empowered.

What is the Hour of Code?
A one-hour introduction to computer science.
The Hour of Code began as a one-hour
coding challenge to give students a fun first
introduction to computer science and has
become a global learning event, celebration,
and awareness event.

An annual global event. The Hour of Code
takes place every year during Computer
Science Education Week, the first week in
December. With a huge groundswell of support
and attention, it’s an ideal time for schools
and districts to put the spotlight on computer
science programs and expand opportunities.” Code.org

Today, over 100 million students around the world have participated in this initiative. As a technology solutions company Ranger Technical Resources continues to contribute by sending mentors to local schools.
We are happy to say that since 2014 we expanded to include the entire elementary school. Over eight hundred students from Dillard Elementary participated in a Computer Science related activity. As you can see the number of students we are encouraging has increased due to our community’s involvement.

In 2017 we will have close to 1000 students enrolled at Dillard Elementary School. We need all of the helping hands we can to keep up the great momentum.  Please join our volunteer team for the Hour of Code on Friday, December 8th. Click here to sign up.  Thank you for your continued support!  Volunteer today!

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Superhero Literacy Night October 26, 2017

Superhero Literacy Night at Dillard Elementary

Join Ranger Good Works as we take on Dillard Elementary School’s reading initiative in Superhero Style.

For the 5th year in a row, Ranger Good Works will support the “Build Your Home Library” initiative at Dillard Elementary School. Please join our team as we continue to work at bridging the Literacy Gap in the Dillard community.

Enjoy a Comic Book Style Superhero themed evening where our students are the main guests and share unforgettable moments.  During the event, volunteers and teachers will give away almost 1,000 books to children and their families.

WE ARE HOPING TO INSPIRE, ENTERTAIN AND ENGAGE WITH OUR LOCAL ELEMENTARY YOUTH IN 33311 – IMAGINATION GOES A LONG WAY!!!!

–  BAM!!!! POW!!!! KABOOM!!!! KAPOW!!!! TO THOSE THAT DON’T READ!!!!  –

If you would like to volunteer to help during Literacy Night, please click here.

  • When: Thursday, October 26, 2017
  • The event will start (for our Superhero volunteers) at 6:30 pm sharp and last until approximately 7:30 pm
  • Where: Dillard Elementary School
  • Attire: Costume – Your Choice…. WonderWoman, BatMan, Robin, Spiderman, Aquaman, Captain America, Ninja Turtles, Power Rangers….
  • (Please call the office to confirm which costumes have already been chosen and to get ideas.)
  • Donations:  Ranger Good Works is accepting donations including books, new or gently used through October 25.

Items may be dropped off at:

Ranger Technical Resources

805 East Broward Boulevard

Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301

954-527-0090

 

To order books: #StartWithaSmile at amazon.com/ch/47-1869003to stock up for Halloween and Amazon donates to Ranger Good Works Inc.

Help your child build Literacy Skills by visiting our partner: Vocabularycity.com

Visit our Photo Gallery see photos of RGW’s events including last year’s Literacy Night

 

*Questions regarding this Literacy event or other programs offered by Ranger Good Works please email elle@rangergoodworks.org.

 

 

 

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Career City 2017 was outstanding at Dillard Elementary!

What do 73 Companies x 3 =?  219 Volunteers and Community Partners Showed up to teach students about their industry.

Ranger Good Works, Dillard Elementary teachers, staff, students and I would like to personally give you a ‘heartfelt thanks’ for the support you have given to Career City 2017 to help make it a HUGE success! 

You shared your time and talent with the children to improve their lives by helping build their hopes and dreams for their future. You showed compassion and generosity. You were aware of the need to share your skills and knowledge. Boy oh Boy did you ever!!!  900 times!!!  This was our first “all grades inclusive” attempt and it went just like it did last year. Outstanding!

To quote Martin Luther King, Jr.:   “Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve…. You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace.  A soul generated by love. “

We understand that you have many obligations and Ranger Good Works appreciates your being in attendance. Without you, our City would not be complete.

WE look forward to seeing you next year for our Career City 2018.

Thank you, Victoria Ranger

Click here to watch Career City 2017 Video

Click here to view photos of the Career City.

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Dillard Elementary Students Love the University of Miami – Local Heros!!!

 

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Join us: Career City at Dillard Elementary is Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Please join Ranger Good Works in bringing the “city of Ft. Lauderdale” to the students of Dillard Elementary.  Students will see firsthand what it feels like to take a walk through a safe and inviting city which has been created just for them.  Students will learn about various professions and many of our local industries during their walk.  They will engage with professionals and have the chance to ask questions in a comfortable environment.  They will also step out of Career City with a road map to future possibilities.

With your help we will be able to motivate the youth and show them that through hard work and academic achievement, professional success is an option that can be attained right down the street!

Please participate by sharing your success story and representing your industry, field of work or organization.

{IMPORTANT FACTS }

  • 98% of the students walk to school, are from single parent homes and get their food intake while they are attending school.
  • Most of the Dillard Elementary students have never traveled outside of a five-mile radius.
  • Many of the students have never had the opportunity to walk into a real grocery store, an office supply store, a bank, a flower shop or even a restaurant.
  • The students are sweet, friendly and well behaved. The students have a lack of exposure, they want and need a chance to learn and grow.

Please join us!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017  ~ 7:30am – 12:00pm

email: elle@rangergoodworks.org  or CLICK HERE to sign up and start the registration process.

Questions? Call 954-527-0090 to speak with a Ranger Good Works volunteer.

See last years video:  Career City 2016 Video

 

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Hopeful Dillard Elementary Student

 

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Hour of Code at Dillard Elementary December 2016

HOUR OF CODE – December 2016 

For the 4th year in a row, Ranger Good Works had an outstanding team show up to Volunteer with us for the Computer Science Education Week and CODE.ORG Hour of Code initiative held at Dillard Elementary School.

Over 800 k-5 students participated in both “Unplugged” (paper activities and commanding people to move like robots) and computer “Plugged” coding programs on their tech devices. The students and volunteers didn’t want to stop after the sounding of the bell for everyone to end their session. One eager and talented coder stated, “I have been waiting all year for The Hour of Code and was dreaming about this day since we did it last year.”  Volunteers walked out of the session proudly wearing a #BrowardCodes sticker to show their participation in a wonderfully productive and fulfilling coding event.

Thank you to everyone who supports Ranger Good Works in our effort to give the students at Dillard Elementary the 3 T’s. Time Talent Treasure!

Our Partners included Dillard Elementary Staff, Ranger Technical Resources, Van Dutch, Vocabulary/Spelling City, Wells Fargo, Safety Guys, Broward County Clerk of Courts, Giant Titan, Yachting Today, Casbah Spa and several others amazing volunteers.  Click here to see photos from the Hour of Code.

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Computer Coding 2016

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RANGER GOOD WORKS & NEIMAN MARCUS FORT LAUDERDALE KICK OFF MONTH-LONG ‘LOVE TO GIVE’ COLLECTION FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT YOUTH ARTS EDUCATION AT DILLARD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Ranger Good Works hosted the Love to Give fundraiser kick-off on November 15th in partnership with Neiman Marcus at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale

More than 150 attendees came out for the affair, which marked the start of a month-long fundraising initiative presented by Ranger Good Works in partnership with Neiman Marcus Fort Lauderdale, where now through December 24, 2016, ten percent of all sales generated by the retailer’s exclusive Love to Give collection will benefit Ranger Good Works in support of funding youth arts education and programs at Dillard Elementary School in Fort Lauderdale.

Guests of the event were treated to an exclusive preview of the luxury items featured in this year’s Neiman Marcus Love to Give collection, in addition to outstanding performances by the Dillard Drum Line, Dance Academy, and Choir. Attendees were also able to peruse an array of unique self-portraits of the students on display created in collaboration with artists at the Young At Art Museum (YAA), who volunteered their time and expertise to work hand-in-hand with the students on the project.

Visit our photo gallery to see photos from the evening.

See more about The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation and why Ranger Good Works Partners with them: Neiman Marcus Love to Give Collection 2016 Video

#LoveToGive #Neiman Marcus #RangerGoodWorks #YoungAtArt

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Dr. Seuss Literacy Night at Dillard Elementary

October 26, 2016

For the 4th year in a row, Ranger Good Works supported the “Build Your Home Library” initiative during the Dr. Seuss themed Literacy Night at Dillard Elementary School.  The Dillard Dance Academy and the Drumline entertained the entire crowd with their exceptional talents. 11 volunteers dressed up as characters from the famous Dr. Seuss story Books. Every family who attended went to their child’s classroom to hear about what is being taught to their children and 1000 books were given out to these participating families.  Thank you to all of our donors and volunteers for helping to make this magical night!

Visit our Photo Gallery to see more pictures from Dr. Seuss Literacy Night 2016

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Read For The Record at Dillard Elementary

On October 27th Victoria Ranger went back to school… as a volunteer at Dillard Elementary School. Ranger participated in the worldwide Jumpstart Read For The Record event by reading The Bear Ate Your Sandwich to eager kindergarteners. Broward Schools had readers volunteer to take part in the biggest read-aloud event in the world.

The Dillard Kindergarteners loved the story telling time. Especially after Mrs. Ranger gave in to read the story a second time around as they enjoyed eating strawberries and blueberries just like the bear ate before going to sleep and embarking on his journey before he found “the sandwich.”

Join us in our year-long literacy campaign at Dillard Elementary.  Click here to volunteer.

Volunteer at Dillard Elementary

We are asking our community friends to help us make a difference in a student’s life. Join our Volunteer Program.

Helping Hands Program:  Volunteers pitch in and give helping hands by either donating their time at an event or by simply going into a classroom and reading to the young students. Spending less than one hour of your time could make a lifelong impression on a child.

Mentors Program: The purpose of having mentors is to provide disadvantaged children with caring volunteer adult role models to befriend them and spend quality time with them on a regular basis. RGW mentors incorporate tutoring and academic enrichment activities that support student achievement in the classroom and help students meet proficiencies required by Dillard Elementary School.

Guest Speaker Hero Program:  Guest speakers are welcomed into the after-school clubs.  Ranger Good Works recruits talented, goal oriented and successful individuals to go to the school to visit with a plan to excite or inspire the students.  Areas of interest may range from professional to home economics. Examples of speakers have ranged from women computer technologists to race car drivers.

#thebearateyoursandwich #readfortherecord #rangergoodworks

 

 

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Neiman Marcus Love To Give 2016

Great News ~ Neiman Marcus and Ranger Good Works announces its partnership to support Youth Arts Education for the third year in a row!

Victoria Ranger Nunez from Ranger Good Works, Vice President of Neiman Marcus Fort Lauderdale, Bibi Siegel and Public Relations Manager of Neiman Marcus, Jonie Sabo are thrilled to announce that Neiman Marcus Fort Lauderdale & The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation has chosen Ranger Good Works to benefit from the 2016 Love to Give Collection for the 3rd year in a row!

~HELP US BY SHOPPING FOR YOUR HOLIDAY GIFTS!~

During the months of November and December, 10% of sales generated from items in the Love to Give collection purchased from the Fort Lauderdale, FL store will support Ranger Good Works’ goal of helping almost 1,000 underprivileged students in our Youth Arts Education fundraising initiative.

Together we are changing the lives of our “hometown” students by meeting their basic needs, giving them love, and enhancing the educational tools they so desperately need.  The results from this fundraiser will last a lifetime.

Shop in the Fort Lauderdale Neiman Marcus Store, November 5th through December 25, 2016 to support a great cause!

Happy Holidays!

#LoveToGive

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Click here to visit our Photo Gallery. See photos of students who are benefiting from the effort of Ranger Good Works and our Community Partners.