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Our 2016 College Tour Program was off the charts this year! Ranger Good Works partnered with Florida Atlantic University – College of Education to give our students from Dillard Elementary an experience they will never forget. Dillard Elementary Students Experienced College life for four days!
Fifth grade students spent four days and three nights at the Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton Campus. The students had an opportunity to learn what it is like to be a college student staying in the dormitories, attending classes on campus and eating in the dining hall. The professors and graduate students at FAU designed a special curriculum for our exceptional Dillard Elementary students.
The amazing Department of Curriculum, Culture and Educational Inquiry created a program just for our students: STEAM for Social Justice: using Inquiry Skills to Create Changes in Your World. The students were broken down into two groups and gave “Shark Tank Presentations” on June 3rd 2016.
Dr. Corey King, Vice President for Student Affairs gave a nice welcome to visitors there to witness the Pitches & Presentations from the students. The students presented their company and their product/service and fielded questions from the panel of sharks. Sharks included Tony Ash, James Engstrom, Ana Escuder, PHD, Whitney Rawls, and Chief Constance Stanley.
As a result of super team work headed by Dr. Traci P. Baxley, numerous FAU Faculty and students, 8 staff from Dillard Elementary headed by Mrs Angela Brown and funding from our Ranger Good Works donors, the event was an outstanding success!!!
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING RGW IN OUR MISSION TO PROVIDE THE BEST EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES POSSIBLE FOR THE DILLARD ELEMENTARY STUDENTS!
May 25, 2016
Volunteers are worth their weight in gold. Each of you shared your time and talents with the children and what an outstanding job everyone did. The students really responded to each one of you and that is due to how patient you all are with them. Your generosity and support exposed the children of Dillard Elementary to the wonderful professional possibilities awaiting them through hard work and studies.
We understand that you have many obligations and Ranger Good Works appreciates your being in attendance.
Your commitment of time, your energy and dedication to our Career City 2016 made it a HUGE success and we couldn’t have done it without you!
Watch your hard work in action. Click here to watch the Video of this years event.
Visit our Photo Gallery section to see photos from this event.
Visit our Video Gallery section to see the video from Career City 2016 and other exciting Ranger Good Works videos!
We look forward to seeing you next year for Career City 2017. Thank You!
March, 2016 Ranger Good Works leadership Victoria Ranger and Angela Brown received recognition for their commitment to improve “the reality of life” for many school children in Fort Lauderdale, FL at the 54th Annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast presented by the National Christian Foundation South Florida.
Through the Ranger Good Works program, they rally business leaders and city officials to gorge public/private partnerships and join the struggle to improve our schools in underprivileged neighborhoods. Their story of hope, determination, and commitment energizes audiences to engage in acts of kindness and generosity especially toward young students.
We feel blessed to be a part of such a wonderful and caring community!
Dillard Elementary 5th Grade Students to meet IndyCar Drivers Helio Castroneves and Gil de Ferran
Two of Indy Car’s most successful racing drivers and long-time friends, Gil de Ferran and Helio Castroneves, will head to Dillard Elementary School on 8th April to speak to the 5thGrade about their journey from being young ambitious kids in Brazil to success on the international motor racing scene. The former Team Penske team mates will talk about the importance of science and math in racing and answer questions from the students. There will then be an opportunity to pose in front of Castroneves’ Chevrolet Camaro Indy 500 pace car.
Known for his electric smile and enthusiasm, Helio Castroneves has driven and danced his way into the hearts and minds of people around the world. He is a three-time Indianapolis 500 Champion (2001, 2002 and 2009) and the only race car driver to become a “Dancing with the Stars” Champion in 2007. He has won a total of 30 races for Team Penske and has earned 45 poles in the IndyCar series placing him fourth on the all-time list. Castroneves will soon be starting his 17th year with Team Penske with the first race on 13thMarch in St Petersburg, FL.
Gil de Ferran has been successful in every area of international motorsport over the past 25 years, from his on-track racing, team ownership and managerial skills to his media and broadcasting work and aptitude for mechanical and technical development. De Ferran is a double IndyCar Champion (2000 and 2001) and 2003 Indianapolis 500 winner. The accomplished Brazilian still holds the World Closed Course Speed record set in Fontana, California in 2000. He retired from IndyCar racing in 2003 leaving on a high by winning his last race at Texas.
Science, Technology & Indycar Racing is presented to Dillard Elementary School by Ranger Good Works as a part of the Community Exposure Program and STEM Focus.
Compassion Tour – Victoria Ranger and Angela Brown presented to the Life Work Leadership class of 2016.
Ranger Technical Resources and Dillard Elementary School were selected by the City of Ft. Lauderdale’s City Manager Lee Feldman as the City’s choice to be used as an influential Case Study within their Compassion Tour for the Lifework Leadership of South Florida. On January 8, 2016 Ms. Ranger and Ms. Brown presented the Ranger Good Works program to over 122 business leaders and city officials describing how the partnership between the public and private sector has made a positive change by altering the direction of the school. Dillard Elementary is a Broward County Public School, part of the largest school district in the United States.
District 5 School Board Member Dr. Rosalind Osgood shared with the attendees the fact that Ms. Brown had received the Prestigious Caliber Award as “Principal of the Year” for Broward County in April 2015. Ms. Brown acknowledged Ms. Ranger’s contribution and together they received a standing ovation for their work in the community.
“The Compassion Tour was intended to engage people’s hearts, provide them with a window to become aware of actual needs within the community and inspire them to become involved!” Amanda Forman, Program Director said “our mission was accomplished, the Ranger-Dillard story and what the team is doing is truly inspiring.”
Ms. Ranger and Ms. Brown’s shared goals are to raise awareness of the “reality of life” for a number of school children in Fort Lauderdale. They continue to encourage those within the community to realize that any act of kindness by one individual to another, especially to children, can make a difference in the world of a child. They asked those in attendance to be generous and have the courage to lead others by helping any school with their students. There is great opportunity throughout the city of Ft. Lauderdale and everywhere in the United States to provide students with a better educational experience.
Our words of the day…..Compassion, Love and Give… To be continued!
Hour of Code – December 2015
Ranger Good Works had a fan-tas-tech team show up to support us for the Computer Science Education Week and CODE.ORG Hour of Code initiative held at Dillard Elementary. 36 Volunteers walked out of the session proudly wearing a #BrowardCodes – I coded did you? sticker.
Without a doubt every helping hand left their assigned classrooms with a smile on their face knowing they made a big impact on our community’s children of Fort Lauderdale. Learning to code and be more informed about Computer Science is critical to our youth. In today’s world everything runs on software. The next generation will be faced with their world being focused even more on-line and digital than today. What we taught at Dillard Elementary was not only coding. Some lessons included computational thinking. (Mathematics, logic and algorithms) The instructors focused the children on problem solving in small thought out pieces to eventually solve the bigger problem.) The interaction with the volunteers during this initiative gave the students encouragement that they could do anything if they put their minds to it. Coding and Computational thinking are used in many different careers today. We are proud to have been able to provide this opportunity to our chosen elementary school in the sixth largest school district in the United States. (Broward County Public Schools – Ft. Lauderdale, Florida)
Thanks to a great Team: Ranger Technical Resources, DHL, Broward College, Spelling City, Nova Southeastern University, Broward County Clerk of Courts, Sitters in a Second, Giant Titan, Merrill Lynch, C&I Studios and several other amazing companies.
Special Initiative November through January – holiday giving – Please donate today!
Ranger Good Works is collecting donations to help supply 1000 students with care packages for the holidays. Food, clothing, hygiene products, toys and books are needed.
We are painfully aware of the need that exists through the student population at Dillard Elementary. Join us in aiding those in need during the holiday months. Ranger Good Works will give gift baskets during Thanksgiving as well as food and gifts during the Christmas and Hanukah celebration times. We are not a food bank, but we certainly know where we can guide you in your giving. We’ve established a giving fund and a donation drop off for this time. The appropriate people at the school will assist in distribution.
Drop off: Ranger Technical Resources
805 East Broward Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Too busy to drop off? Donate here.
Do you have someone on your giving list that has everything? The perfect gift can be a tribute in their name. Donate to honor a person of your choice and we will send a thank you Christmas/Holiday note on your behalf. It’s easy to do, but will be priceless for those who will be assisted with the funds. Give a tribute.
You may send a check to:
Ranger Good Works
RE: Holiday Funding
805 East Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Please help us by donating goods or funds today. Our volunteers will be happy to go out and spend your donation dollars on items needed for the school. Click here and we will do the rest!
Ranger Good Works will be happy to recognize you or your foundation on a recognition page for this fund. Give a brief message you would like to display.
Literacy Night Dillard Elementary sponsored by Ranger Good Works
A majority of Dillard’s students are entering kindergarten lacking reading readiness skills. Very few parents read to their children and they rarely visit the library. Dillard Elementary is providing multiple strategies to close the literacy gap.
Build-a-Home Library is once again the theme for this year literacy’s initiative. This is a school wide/family/engagement initiative for all students from prekindergarten through fifth grade. This literacy initiative is specially designed to foster literacy independence in young children and to bridge the literacy deficit gap from school to home by giving each child their first book to begin a personalized home library.
$2,500.00 or the following items:
- Books New or Used
- Educational Material
- Halloween Costumes (total of 50 sizes from 3T, 4T, 5, 6)
Click donate to assist us in purchasing books and costumes for the children. Imagine – with your donation they will be lucky to have one or two books in their home.
Donations are needed before October 28th, 2015