by Alexa Vargas
The pandemic certainly hasn’t stopped the women and girls of Wonder Girls from making a difference in their community! Launched in December 2020 by co-founders Natalie Maniscalco and Irene Zervoudis, Wonder Girls is a non-profit, after-school program that focuses on building confidence, leadership, community and business skills for middle school and high school students. With the alarming statistics of the devastating effects of social media and the pandemic on the self-esteem of teenage girls, Wonder Girls is on a mission to provide the support, empowerment and mentorship girls need to become stronger women. and prosperous. The after-school program is currently run at high schools, colleges, and community centers in New York and New Jersey, including the Nyack Community Center in Rockland County. In the meantime, you can see these girls helping out with local organizations across the suburbs. Each month, Wonder Girls partners with charities to provide hands-on community service and encourage the need to help those less fortunate.
“It is important to teach children healthy habits when they are young so that they grow into healthy adults. Although our core curriculum focuses on specific business-related components, we care about the general well-being of our Wonder Girls. We want to teach self-care and healthy habits that will help our daughters stay strong physically and mentally because we know when we feel good we look good we do good! Said Natalie Maniscalco and Irene Zervoudis, co-founders of Wonder Girls
On Sunday September 26, 2021, Wonder Girls will host their first annual Wellness Day | Fitness fundraiser at Varsity House, 337 Blaisdell Road in Orangeburg, NY from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. to raise money for scholarships and educational programs, and raise awareness of the importance of personal care, nutrition, wellness. be mental and exercise. This is a 3 hour event filled with workshops, panel discussions with industry professionals, prizes and free gift bags. $ 25 for adults and $ 10 for students. The panel discussions will be chaired by speakers from the health sector, such as physiotherapist Dr Arantzazu “Zazu” Cioce, emotional and spiritual guide Yudy Veras Bueno, fitness ambassador Michael Chang and gynecologist Dr Kerry-Anne Perkins. Each participant has a chance to win a FREE week with the Getchasweaton Online Training App, Zyn Daily Wellness Drink Mix, Bee Causes Nail Polish, Phoenix Physiotherapy Package, NYSFC Football Tickets , the Gilly Organics gift basket, 1 week of training at Varsity House, and a Fit & Stretch massage vendor on the day of the event. Visit eventbrite.com to register and support a cause.