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Hour of Code 2018

Ranger Good Works/Ranger Technical Resources with 51 Volunteers participated in the International Hour of Code at Dillard Elementary School on December 7, 2018.

We love it when a TECHNOLOGY plan comes together!  Our local community joined together lending many helping hands!  Every classroom filled with up to 24 students,  had a volunteer to work with the teacher and help guide the students through the Hour of Code. Our goal was to spark interest in students from Pre-K through 5th grade to learn about computer coding.  Knowing the computing field has the largest amount of job openings out of all occupations, we are aiming to encourage our students to be a part of the next generation of Technology Professionals. Over 7 million tech job openings exist today.  Can you imagine how many jobs will exist in 2023?

We are happy to report over 850 students successfully completed one of the following coding activities: Code Binary Bracelets Activity, Code Crazy Creatures, Sparks Academy, Make a Flappy Game, Code Combat: Escape the Dungeon, Star Wars: Building a Galaxy with code and code.org dance party!

Computer Science Education Week – Hour of Code designed by Code.org and several nonprofits have impacted the world by engaging with over 100 million people in over 180 countries to learn the 21st Century foundation skills in technology.

We are pleased that Ranger Good Works, in conjunction with its partners,  participated for the 6th year in a row with our local community touching the children of Dillard Elementary.

Great job to all involved! Thank you, Principal Atkins Brown, her faculty and all of the volunteers who participated! #Teamwork! #HourofCode #BrowardCodes #rangergoodworks

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Literacy Night 2018

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October 25, 2018

Superhero Literacy Night 2018 at Dillard Elementary with our Ranger Good Works volunteer team was a great success.  We donated over 1000 books to help build the Dillard families home libraries. In addition, the Superheroes handed out a fair amount of candy and masks to make the event a joyous blast. The students loved the evening. Their generous hugs and the special sparkle in thankful eyes assured all of us that we had made an impact on their lives.

 BAM!!!! POW!!!! KABOOM!!!! KAPOW!!!!

Visit our Photo Gallery see photos of RGW’s events including all the photos from this year’s Literacy Night.  https://rangergoodworks.org/gallery/

Career City 2018

Ranger Good Works is pleased to announce Career City 2018 is now taking RSVP’s for Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Please join us in bringing the “City of Ft. Lauderdale” to the students of Dillard Elementary. Students will experience firsthand what it feels like to take a walk through a safe and inviting city which has been created just for them. As they stroll through Career City, students will learn about a wide variety of industries and engage with professionals from our local businesses and organizations in a fun and inviting environment. After stepping out of Career City, they’ll take the first steps on the roadmap to their future!

{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 a five-mile radius of their neighborhood. Many of the students 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 experienced a lack of exposure, they want and need a chance to learn and grow.

With your help, we can fill the streets with an exciting group of industry professionals. This is the perfect opportunity to share your success story and inspire the next generation of South Florida’s professionals. Your participation will help motivate the youth and show them that through hard work and academic achievement, professional success can be attained right down the street!

Register for Career City: click here to sign up online at rangergoodworks.org  or email elle@rangergoodworks.org.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 ~ Setup 7:30am

Welcome to all Vendors 8:30am

City starts at 9:00am – 12:00pm

Dillard Elementary School

2330 NW 12th Court, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311

Rangergoodworks.org                                                                        Rangertech.com
954-527-0090 805 East Broward Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301

Questions? Call 954-527-0090 to speak with this year’s Community Coordinator Elle Corey Burton, (*Note: if more time is needed for setup, you may set up the day before after 2:00pm – Tuesday, May 22th.)

See last year’s video: Career City 2017

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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!!!

 

Literacy Changes Our World Initiative at Dillard Elementary

Dillard Elementary School participated in The Florida Department of Education’s 9th annual Literacy Week – Florida from January 23-27th, 2017

“Literacy Changes Our World”

15 Volunteers from our local Fort Lauderdale community joined Ranger Good Works in reading storybooks to Pre-K through  2nd-grade students at Dillard Elementary.  Volunteers spent about 30-45 minutes the classroom.

“The Cow That Went Oink!” and “I name is Yoon” were big hits!

Join us in our year-long literacy campaign at Dillard Elementary. Less than one hour a day once a month could help change a student’s world. Please Click here to volunteer.

Thank you for your continued support!

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Tiia Weckstrom – Reading Volunteer – Is helping to change the world for Dillard students. 2017 Literacy Initiative – Ranger Good Works

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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.

Photos from the Hour of Code.

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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

Ranger Good Works Read For The Record

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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Florida Atlantic University & Dillard students

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!

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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.

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Students Presenting for Shark Tank

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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!