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September 9, 2013

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MRH’s Women Who Look Ahead Begins for 2013-2014 School Year

Women Who Look Ahead (WWLA) began at Maplewood Richmond Heights High School in October of 2001. WWLA is dedicated to changing lives and nurturing young women (middle and high school) so that they may recognize their own personal power. This organization places emphasis on and discusses how their time now in school affects their future.

Each student participant is assigned a mentor who is available to talk with them about school, home or work issues on a weekly basis.  

In addition to the individual meetings between mentors and students, the group meets once each month to discuss various topics such as college and careers, self-awareness, organization and goal setting. The mentors also focus on enriching the student as social, intellectual, artistic, and spiritual individuals.  

For the 2013-2014 school year the first meeting kicked off on September 5, 2013. The students and adults participated in activities that allowed the group to get to know each other better.   

Claudette Howell, Administrative Assistant to the Assistant Superintendent and one of the originators of WWLA, shared her pleasure with the success of this organization through the years. “Over the years I have seen the success of the young students of Women Who Look Ahead. As they have transferred into adulthood I have seen them prosper as upstanding women,” said Howell. “I have watched them develop and have a sense of positivity about their future. They have developed skills that are beneficial to their future and we have focused a lot on keeping up their academics through their years at MRH.”

For more information, contact MRH School District at (314) 644-4400.