More Than Me

The More Than Me Academy is on a mission to make sure education and opportunity, not exploitation and poverty, define the lives of the most vulnerable girls from the West Point Slum of Liberia. When she graduates, she will decide what comes next for her life.

More Than Me
P.O. Box 438
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
United States
415-343-5632.
http://www.morethanme.org

Founder

Katie Meyler

Management Team

Catherine Mitchell, Michelle Spada, Katie Meyler

Board of Directors

Katie Borghese, Saul Garlick, Katie Meyler

Project Leaders

Katie Meyler
Jennifer Korman
Emily Bell

Mission

The More Than Me Academy is on a mission to make sure education and opportunity, not exploitation and poverty, define the lives of the most vulnerable girls from the West Point Slum of Liberia. When she graduates, she will decide what comes next for her life.

Programs

More Than Me (MTM) gets the most vulnerable girls off the street and into school in Monrovia, Liberia. In September 2013, MTM opened the More Than Me Academy, the first tuition-free, all girls school in Monrovia. The MTM Academy provides both academic and enrichment programs, daily meals, and access to medical care and psychosocial services for 124 girls. We will add a kindergarten class in the 2014-2015 school year, bringing our student population up to 160. The school also has a computer lab with internet, library, clean water, and electricity for our students, something that over 90% of children in Liberia have zero access to. In the 2014-2015 school year, we will be adding a family planning curriculum for our girls ages 13 and up, shifting our computer lab into a technology center for science and math classes, and, most significantly, instituting our Key to Success vocational training program! This program will go beyond teaching marketable skills and prepare girls for life after graduation, equipping them with the skill sets and knowledge they need to be employable, launch their own business, manage their income and finances, or support themselves as they pursue higher education.

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Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2014: $874,995
  • Maximum Annual Budget: $874,995
  • Other funding sources: 50% Corporations, 30% Individuals, 15% Grants, 5% Special Events Chase grant, Morris Family Foundation grant, fundraising and events, board members, individual donors
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