Girls Take Charge
9am to 3pm
July 30th - August 3rd
-Rising 7th/8th/9th Grade Girls as of summer 2018
(currently 6th,7th,8th graders
Welcome to the Capital District Girls Take Charge
Please review the information below to learn more about what to expect during the week! We are looking forward to a great one! We are thankful to Siena College and the Sr. Thea Bowman Center for Women for their sponsorship of the programming space and their support in the development of our next generation of women leaders.
Remember, each year we change about 75% curriculum so our returners can enjoy new activities as well as see how they have grown in some of the program's favorite activities. Each week is the same program. Content does not vary each week.
GTC Program Overview
Regional Program Manager,
Capital District, NY
Dorcey Applyrs is a women and girls empowerment enthusiast! Dorcey joined the Girls Take Charge team in 2018 because of her strong commitment to advancing the lives of women and girls. Girls Take Charge Lead attracted Dorcey because of its mission and unique approach to providing safe spaces for girls to start their empowerment journey.
Dorcey is also the Founder & CEO of InVision Her and an Albany Common Councilwoman representing the First Ward in the City of Albany. She has built a personal and professional life in the Capital City devoted to improving the quality of life of others. Dorcey is a thought leader with a passion for women and girls’ empowerment, mentoring and coaching. Dorcey has expertise in public health, and received both her Doctorate and Masters in Public health at the University at Albany. Dorcey has been acknowledged for her strong leadership and commitment to advocating for others. She was named 40 Under 40 by the Albany Business Review, Young Alumni of Excellence by UAlbany and 2017 Women and Girls Ambassador by Girls Inc. of the Capital Region. Dr. Applyrs has been featured on the cover of HerLife New York Magazine and honored by U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand with the 2017 Off the Sidelines Equality Advocate Award.
Dorcey enjoys nice quiet evenings at home on her couch with her favorite blankets. She also enjoys traveling domestically and abroad. Dorcey resides in Albany with her loving and supportive husband and best friend, Don-Lee Applyrs.