Girls Day Out 2024 is presented by EDF Renewables (Homer Solar Energy Center)

Girls Day Out, hosted by Tompkins Cortland Community College, is for girls ages 10-14. This unique day of activities will be held on March 9, 2024, one day after International Women’s Day. This year, the theme of International Women’s Day is to #InspireInclusion, and we plan to do just that. We will engage and empower ALL girls in our community by equipping them with the tools to go out into the world as we see them: equal, powerful, and unstoppable.

The day’s events will include the following:

  • An interactive career fair with accomplished women from the Cortland community and surrounding areas.
  • A ukulele lesson to learn the basics and a few beginner songs.
  • A collaborative and empowering art project with a local artist.
  • An engaging science project exploring our local environment.
  • An end-of-day pool party!

Lunch and a snack will be provided, along with a 2024 Girls Day Out bag.

When: March 9, 2024, from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Snow date: April 6, 2024)

  • Check-in: 9:30 am – 10:00 am
  • Pick-up: between 2:05 pm and 3:00 pm during the end-of-day pool party.

Where: Tompkins Cortland Community College (Park in Lot #4)

Price & Registration: Thanks to generous donations by our presenting sponsor, EDF Renewables (Homer Solar Energy Center), and other supporters, we can subsidize half the $20 registration cost for all who want to participate.

The cost to attend is $10 per child.

If cost is a barrier, we have scholarships available! Please complete the Girls Day Out Scholarship Application Form if you would like to apply.

Registration by Friday, March 8, is strongly encouraged! We cannot guarantee day-of registrations for this event,  as a limited number of spots are available. 

Make sure to bring: a bathing suit, a towel, and a water bottle. Please leave valuables at home.

Proceeds benefit YWCA Cortland’s Health & Fitness Program.


2024 Interactive Career Fair Participants

Access to Independence of Cortland County, INC. (ATI Cortland): Alexandra Mikowski, MSW (Executive Director)
Boyce Thompson Institute: Megan Truesdail (Education & Outreach Coordinator)
Cargill: Meredith Olaya-Ramos (Mining Engineer) & Adolf “Otto” Busse (Workforce Lead)
Center for Research on Programmable Plant Systems, Cornell University (CROPPS): Anya Gruber (Public Engagement Specialist)
CFCU Community Credit Union: Nadiya Kurnikovska (Recruiting Coordinator), Jennifer Astles (Learning & Development Specialist), & Laura Edick (Financial Literacy Coordinator)
City of Cortland Fire Department: Chelsea O’Donnell (Firefighter)
City of Cortland Police Department: Kimberly Lawrence & Savanna Hilker (Patrol Officers)
The Cortland Area Chamber of Commerce: Jennifer Reminick (Manager of Communications & Marketing)
Cortland County Health Department: ReBecca Main (Public Health Programs Manager / County Youth Bureau Director) & Rose Walsh (Public Health Educator)
Cortland County Historical Society: Tabitha Scoville (Director)
Cortland County Mental Health Department: Patty Schaap (Deputy Director of Community Services)
Cortland County Soil and Water Conservation District: Amanda Barber (District Manager)
Cortland Eye Center: Cinnamon McLyman (NYS Licensed Optician) & Dr. Eileen Howard (Optometrist)
Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways: Alise Barrett & Tiffany Weiskotten (Membership Engagement Managers)
Guthrie Cortland Medical Center: Jordan Carlo & Lyzette Gonzales (Registered Nurses)
Horsetail Herb Farm: Rebecca Frye (Farmer)
Intertek: Kristie Ray (Team Lead, Engineering) & Britney James (Technical Analyst)
Intuition Healing Arts: Sonya Petrucco (Owner)
Josie’s Journey: Tammy Goddard (Owner) & Heather Bozis
Maestro Music Therapy: Amanda Maestro-Scherer (Owner & Music Therapist) & Jo Shavel (Music Therapist)
New York State Police: Lauren Warner & Ashley Mastronardi (Police Officers)
Seven Valley Dental: Tiffany Kerns (Registered Dental Hygienist)
Seven Valleys Health Coalition: Kate Downes (Program Manager) & Aaliyah Camp (Program Coordinator)
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service(NRCS): Emma Beavers (Soil Conservationist)
Visions Federal Credit Union: Kenda Carfagno (Financial Wellness Officer) & Meagan Nellenback (Senior BMAS)


2024 Girls Day Out Sponsors:

Platinum & Presenting Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

Beck Equipment

NYCM Insurance

Plan First Technologies

Thoma Development Consultants

Visions Federal Credit Union

Bronze Sponsors
James J. Baranello Law Office
Cortland Health Center
Fadden & Associates P.T., PLLC
Family Planning of South Central NY
First National Bank Dryden
Josie’s Journey
Sciarabba Walker & Co., LLP
Seven Valley Dental
Sarah Tillotson, LCSW-R

Special thanks to YWCA Cortland’s 2024 Persimmon Partners: