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December 3, 2015

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MRH’s Women’s Groups Give Back

The ladies of Maplewood Richmond Heights are quite busy this time of year. There are three separate women’s groups working both together and individually. The Women Who Look Ahead (WWLA) group has been busy with service to the community. As a learning expedition, the students (from WWLA, Senior Women's Group, and Body Empowerment Club) traveled to a food pantry in South St. Louis City to volunteer and learn more about what goes in to running that specific pantry. These same students are also working with a group of senior citizen women on a personal item drive for the Turning Point Domestic Abuse Shelter.

In December, WWLA also has a domestic violence expert coming in to lead the groups in discussion. In addition, the Body Empowerment group is working hard on advocating positive and diverse body images. Even though these three different groups have been working together during the holiday season, they all serve different purposes.

WWLA stands strong as the group supporting positive relationships for women, the Senior Women’s group works through discussion of policy and practice in our society and how women are affected, and the Body Empowerment group discusses media and pop culture roles in body image issues and how to move to a positive body image.

While WWLA has been in existence for years, the two other groups are in their first year at MRH. They were created based on a specific need that the students identified and are an extension of classroom learning that made the ladies want to dig deeper

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