The Women’s Research Institute of Nevada (WRIN) has been awarded a Nevada Humanities American Rescue Plan Recovery Program Grant. Funded in part with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, this $10,000 award will be used to support humanities-based programming for the Girls Athletic Leadership School (GALS), a charter school for middle school girls located on Maryland Parkway across from UNLV.
Under the leadership of director Caryll Batt Dziedziak, WRIN will expand the impact of its acclaimed NEW Leadership program to enrich and uplift the lives of local girls who hope to succeed in school despite the extreme instability of recent years. WRIN will provide GALS with HEART (Humanities Enrichment Activities and Readiness Training) enrichment programs for students of the GALS Charter School addressing enrichment losses stemming from the pandemic. Taking concepts from our highly-successful National Education for Women (NEW) Leadership program, we will teach students leadership and communication skills, models for personal growth and self-care, tools for achieving success in higher education, and activities to encourage civic engagement. Our staff will host these interactive workshops along with invited guest speakers. Alumnae from the NEW Leadership program also will serve as mentors for the enrichment program.