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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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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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Dillard Elementary School Welcomes the 2015-16 School Year – Miami Heat Style!

THE MIAMI HEAT WENT “BACK TO SCHOOL” AT DILLARD ELEMENTARY

Amar’e Stoudemire & HEAT Staff Distributed School Supplies & Gifts to Students

The Miami HEAT kicked off the 2015-16 school year in Broward County by welcoming back the students and teachers at Dillard Elementary School today. HEAT player Amar’e Stoudemire along with HEAT mascot, Burnie, and Uptown Dale hosted a pep rally at the school and distributed backpacks and other school supplies. Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie, Florida State District 31 Senator, Christopher L. Smith, Vice Mayor of the City of Fort Lauderdale and District 3 Commissioner, Robert L. McKinzie, Florida State District 94, Representative Bobby B. Dubose as well as caring School Board Members and Victoria Ranger from Ranger Good Works were in attendance. The HEAT selected Dillard Elementary School because of its great academic accomplishments and the strong support it receives from the community and dedicated staff. Under the leadership of Principal Angela Brown, winner of the 2015 Broward County Public Schools Caliber Award for Principal of the Year, Dillard Elementary School has increased enrollment by 100% in three years to over 800 students in 2014-15. Dillard Elementary was also recently removed from the lowest 100 performing school list in the State of Florida, as academic growth was shown in all the areas of reading, math and science. The school has also created a variety of beneficial programs for their students, including a program giving students the opportunity to tour major universities and mentoring programs ensuring that students receive the skills needed for their future. *We look forward to another exciting school year at Dillard Elementary. Log in to the Portal to view some great photos of the fun. Visit our website to see ways you can help support the tremendous effort at Dillard Elementary School. www.rangergoodworks.org We at Ranger and the students thank you!

RGW partners with Fat Village Center for the Arts

Dillard Student at Fat Village

Dillard Student at Fat Village

Ranger Good Works proudly sponsors an up and coming artist from Dillard Elementary School.   During the Community Reception and the official unveiling of a collaborative student mural project at FAT Village Art District a competition was held at the Fat Village Center for the Arts. One lucky child was awarded a scholarship for the summer art program. In an effort to aid in keeping children engaged in after school programs and foster creativity from them RGW has made a commitment to give scholarships.  To participate or donate to the summer arts scholarship program contact us.

Ranger Good Works – FAT Village Community Reception & Mural Unveiling Event

 

Ranger Good Works - FAT Village Community Reception & Mural Unveiling Event

 

FAT Village and Ranger Good Works partner for Dillard Elementary and the City of Ft. Lauderdale
The City of Ft. Lauderdale is an official “All America City” title holder. It is Ranger Good Works’ pleasure to lend a hand when called upon and ask for help from the community to support our youth. We are planning an event to showcase just how big our city’s heart is by painting a mural in the FAT Village Art District (downtown Ft. Lauderdale). The mural will be painted by a local artist and several students from Dillard’s Art Program and will be unveiled during the reception. You’re invited to share this experience with us and enjoy live entertainment, performances from Dillard and much more. This event is free and open to the public, therefore, invite your friends and family!

Click here to view event details

 

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Fort Lauderdale Mural at FAT Village and Ranger Good Works

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Ranger Good Works Mural

Dillard Elementary Visits Humane Society of Broward County

Dillard Elementary visits Humane Society of Broward County

Dillard Elementary visits Humane Society of Broward County

On May 13, 2015 Some of Dillard’s 4th and 5th grade class visited The Humane Society of Broward County on a Field Trip Hosted by Darlene Feldman and Christy Gumberg. The students and their teachers loved interacting with the animals.

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Career City 2015

On Thursday, May 7, 2015 we accomplished our goal by delivering on the promise to inspire and show the students that they have a future. Although they are young, they can dream and work hard to achieve their goals bringing their dreams to fruition. Throughout the day we heard students say “this is the best day of my life”; “I can’t believe how big the city really is” and “I never got this many presents, even on my birthday.” Several comments I heard about were, “I love to draw… I didn’t know I could become an architect. I’m good at drawing. I think I can be an architect!” (Martin Architects); “I love to play games. I didn’t know I could have a job coding games, I want to be a programmer.” (Nova Southeastern University – Computer Science School); “I love clothes; I’m going to work at Neiman Marcus.” (Neiman Marcus) and “Mrs. Ranger, do you think I can be a drummer like the kids on the stage from Parkway Middle School?” My answer was “yes, talk to Mr. Morrison about it and I bet he can help you get started now.” (Victoria Ranger).

With these positive thoughts, we will close by saying thank you again! Thank you for trusting us and for investing your time in our program. We look forward to having you join us again next year for our third annual Career City at Dillard Elementary.

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Junior Welfare Society Visits Dillard

Junior Welfare Society visited Dillard Elementary School. 

Lots of helping hands and eyes were there to aid the young students in reading. Thank you Junior Welfare Society!

On April 28, 2015 Ranger Good Works and Dillard Elementary hosted a visit for several members of the Junior Welfare Society. The wonderful members brought donations, read books to the young students and even helped the administrative team organize the science lab. A big “thank you” goes out to all of them for the love, hugs and smiles given, the great amount of hands on support and the financial support given for the literacy and technology initiatives.

 

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The students Thank you Junior Welfare Society

 

Impact Girls Gala – 2015

Impact Girls Gala

Impact Girls Gala

On April 24 2015, we had the honor of attending the Impact Girl’s Spring Gala and Awards dinner alongside our partner, Neiman Marcus. The event featured live performances, a fashion show presented by the students and concluded with an award ceremony. Ranger Good works is extremely proud of club leader, Ms. Angela Dix, and her ability to empower the lives of such young girls. It was very inspiring to witness firsthand how dedicated and disciplined the Impact girls are. As our bond with Dillard continues to grow, so does our passion for watching each one of them transform into beautiful butterflies.
Congrats Impact Girls!

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History Matters – 2015

Angela Brown and Victoria Ranger visited C&I Studios in FAT Village to join in on being a part of their special production of short films for Black History Month. See our videos by clicking on the links below. Enjoy!

History Matters – Victoria Ranger

History Matters – Angela Brown