Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Brownsville Girls Collaborative Retreat


On Saturday October 22, 2016  the Brownsville Girls Collaborative attended their retreat at YMCA Camp Greenkill in Huguenot NY.   The young ladies were able to bond with each other through team building activities including candle making, board games, girl talk and arts and crafts. At the end of the retreat the girls were inducted as caterpillars and official members of the Brownsville Girls Collaborative. Check out some of the  highlights below!

We've finally arrived!




Who's hungry? YMCA staff member Charlie gives the girls a brief overview of the cafeteria.





Indoor team building activity!


The young ladies learn how to make candles!


Hey what's so funny? BCJC staff members Emi and Jasmine enjoying themselves.

What's a retreat without smores?!


The girls take the pre-induction quiz. 


We also celebrated a birthday on the retreat. Happy birthday Taniya!


Emi facilitating an arts and crafts project with the girls.




Picture Perfect! Introducing the 2016-2017 Brownsville Girls Collaborative-STRONG BEAUTIFUL SISTERS.

The retreat was a success and the girls look forward to the next 7 months of the collaborative. Immediately following the retreat the young ladies brainstormed names for their cohort and came up with -Strong Beautiful Sisters (S.B.S) . We are excited to watch this journey of sisterhood unfold. For more information regarding Brownsville Girls Collaborative please contact Tiara McLaughlin at 347-325-1795 or tmclaughli@nycourts.gov