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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 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.

 

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Hour of Code – In Action – Dillard Elementary School

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Hour of Code 2015

Ranger Good Works Presents Hour of Code 2015

VOLUNTEERS  Needed at Dillard Elementary School Thursday, December 10, 2015

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.

Ranger Good Works presents: HOUR OF CODE 2015 

We are preparing for Computer Science Education Week and plan to create a fan-tas-tech event for 2015!

A community partner initiative with Ranger Technical Resources, Citrix Systems, Nova SouthEastern University, Broward College, Merrill Lynch and others.
Once again, Ranger Technical Resources & Ranger Good Works are recruiting friends and community partners to help educate over 800 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 Thursday, December 10, 2015.

  • Responsibilities include:  Sit in two conference calls prior to the Hour of Code at Dillard Elementary.
  • Show up onsite one hour 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
8:30AM Volunteers arrive and meet
8:45AM Go to designated locations – Ready Hour of Code
9:00AM – 10:00AM Start Hour of Code in the classrooms
10:15AM Wrap up
10:30AM Volunteers depart

This experience will continue to fill the students treasure chest full of great life experiences. Three years ago 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. Over 49 million students around the world participated. As a technology solutions company Ranger Technical Resources contributed by sending mentors to local schools and sponsored an Hour of Code at our corporate office for 40 students.
In 2014 we expanded. 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 2015 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 Thursday, December 10th. Click here to sign up.  Thank you for your continued support!

Ranger Super Coders visited Nova Southeastern University

Dillard Students Visited Nova Southeastern University

Dillard Students Visited Nova Southeastern University

We are excited about our partnership with Nova Southeastern University and support from our community sponsors! We took 40 Ranger Super Coders on a field trip to tour the Graduate School of Computer and Information Science Department. The visit, for many of the students, was their first step onto a college campus. Our Tech Super Hero, Dean Ackerman gave the students a tour of his amazing computer collection, gave a supercharged Tech Talk, and instructed the students on how to build a solar powered robot. Afterword, we stopped off at the University Pit to be charged up with a slice of pizza. They also toured the Alvin Sherman Library to discover what resources are available to them before heading back to school.

Visit our Event Gallery for photos of this and other events.

Guy Harvey Exhibit at Nova Southeastern University – 2014

On Friday May 30, 2014, 70 of our Dillard students saw 50 pieces from the world famous Guy Harvey Exhibit at Nova Southeastern University. This activity was facilitated by a thoughtful Ranger Good Works Member who continuously keeps our children of Dillard in mind. Thank you Lois Marino! This field trip will be the start of an incredible Art Adventure yet to come.

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