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Career City – Save the date May 22, 2019

Career City is back for the 6th year in a row!!

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Ranger Good Works is pleased to announce Career City 2019 is now taking RSVP’s for Wednesday, May 22, 2019

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 roadmap 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.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 ~ Setup 7:30 am

City starts at 9:00am – 12:00pm

email: elle@rangergoodworks.org to start the registration process or click here to sign up online at rangergoodworks.org .

Questions? Call 954-527-0090 to speak with this year’s community coordinator Elle Corey Burton a Ranger Good Works volunteer.

See last year’s video: Career City 2018

 

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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

Read more about Ranger Good Works and its programs.

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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/

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Women of Vision Luncheon ~ Young At Art ~ Diana Morrison Honoree 2018

Save the Date, Friday, February 14th ~ Young At Art Museum ~ 22nd Annual Women of Vision Luncheon ~ Passion Forward!

Honoring Ranger Good Works’ Board Member and our dedicated hands-on Volunteer Diana Morrison at YAA’s Valentines Day Luncheon.

Invitees include Florida’s most dedicated corporate, government and civic leaders.  All contribute to Young At Arts’s programs for at-risk youth and families through its Women of Vision Luncheon.  Each February Young At Art celebrates the contribution of this dedicated group of women and men with a luncheon honoring a prominent member of our community.  Congratulations to Mindy Shrago, Maya Ezratti and the entire YAA team for your continued excellence in Arts Education! We thank you for recognizing the outstanding achievements of our Board Member and amazing community leader Diana Morrison.

Friends, please plan to come to the Luncheon, enjoy delicious food, watch a beautiful fashion show by Angel Sanchez and celebrate Diana Morrison’s great accomplishments in our community!

Contact Young At Art to RSVP.

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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.

 

 

 

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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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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Thank you! Career City 2016 was a true success at Dillard Elementary!

May 25, 2016

On behalf of Ranger Good Works, Dillard Elementary teachers, staff and students we would like to give all the Volunteers a ‘heartfelt thank you’ for your support of Career City 2016.
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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.

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Thank you! Ranger Good Works Volunteer Captain Mary Krystoff

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Diana Morrison and Luda Broich

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

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Hour of Code presented by Ranger Technical Resources & Ranger Good Works was a great success!

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.