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.
Sep 11, 2012

Our First Fundraiser In Liberia

More than Me First Liberia Fundraiser!
More than Me First Liberia Fundraiser!

Last week, More than Me hosted our first ever (SOLD OUT!!)  fundraiser in Monrovia, Liberia. Yes, there was a DJ, bar, and a great ocean view, but that is not the most exciting thing about this fundraiser. 

The event marks a real shift in More than Me’s work. We have grown from having happy hours at bars to raise enough to send a few girls to school, to last week, where worked with the local community to raise $5k to support our work. We are expanding the services we provide to the most at risk girls of West Point to make sure that they aren’t just learning math or reading, but will have a real chance to succeed in the future. Getting here has been a learning process. We are scaling up in a meaningful way and with input from the community, government, and local leaders and love the support we receive at home in the United States and from our Liberian supporters. 

The event was amazing, with Esther, the mother of our first ever More than Me student, sharing her story and the change she has seen in her daughter Elizabeth. 

We have come a long way thanks to our Liberian staff and volunteers, our network of supporters around the world, and the girls in our program who are continually an inspiration. We have a lot of work to do for tomorrow, but we are doing as much as we can today. This is an exciting time, in an exciting place, and we are doing our best to make the future bright for the girls in West Point.

Aug 10, 2012

Officially given building from President Johnson!

We knew the government of Liberia was supporting us with a building, but this makes it all official -- we are super stoked! 

Here we go! Thank you for your support and before we know it, the all girls' academy will be up and running thanks to our supporters (you)! 

Every bit helps: Give $10 here!

Love,

Jenn 

Jun 12, 2012

It's Match Day Mania -- Let's Match Her Ambition!

Help build a school for Agnes
Help build a school for Agnes

          We're quite excited to announce our plans to start our very own school in Liberia, 'The More Than Me Girls' Academy. The Liberian government is donating a building for us to use as our new school! Now, we have the vision and the space but there's a tad bit of work to be done on it. ;)
          We figured we would use Wednesday June 13th, Global Giving's Match Day, as a place to start. 50% of all donations are being matched and the money we raise will go towards the renovations to turn this into a school. Our goal is to get 1000 people to donate $25! So, we really need your help-- pretty pleaseee! I promise it'll make Agnes and her friends REALLY happy!

Donate HERE: http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/morethanme-girls-academy/

 Spread the word to all of your friends and help make this dream a reality! 

  Join our Match Day event on Facebook!

The Future More Than Me Academy
The Future More Than Me Academy

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