Metro girls donate to Kenya youth, learn business, & travel abroad
Giving to Kenya Youth
With some mentorship from our staff, Strathmore University in Kenya modeled the Macheo Achievement Program after MEF. Metro Achievement Center tutors and the 9th and 10th grade girls were thrilled to be part of an international initiative that shipped books and supplies to Kenya. A letter from them expressed, "On behalf of Strathmore Community Outreach Programme, we would like to extend our sincere gratitude for your contribution."
'Business' was a new elective for 9th and 10th grade girls this year. The students discovered the various roles in business and marketing and learned how to make a business plan. "This was a great opportunity for the young ladies and the feedback and information that you shared will be helpful for them both now and in the future" -Business Class Instructor. They participated in mock interviews and presented their models to a panel of corporate women leaders from the Metro Advancement Council. "I really enjoyed it, and continue to be so impressed each time I have an opportunity to meet these incredible girls." -MAC Council member, and Mock Interviewer.
Traveling Around the World
This year, 11 Metro girls received scholarships to attend international student exchange programs in Argentina, Italy, Paraguay, Costa Rica, France, India, Russia, and Morocco!
Emma Lopez - Language Study in Argentina
Cindy Hernandez - Homestay Cultural Immersion in Italy
made possible by grants from Crystal Charitable Fund, Faces of America, and Go Farther Foundation
Alicia Torres - Soccer Program Paraguay
Rosa Cardenas - Homestay Cultural Immersion in Italy
Aura Perez - Homestay Cultural Immersion in Italy
made possible by grants from Crystal Charitable Fund and Faces of America
Anel Vaca and Nancy Marquez
Anel Vaca - Soccer Program Paraguay
Nancy Marquez - Community Service in Costa Rica
Olivia Deleon - Language Study in France
made possible by grants from Faces of America
Giselle Galan Keila Ortiz Melissa Nunez
Giselle Galan - Intensive Language Study India
Keila Ortiz - Intensive Language Study Russia
Melissa Nunez - Intensive Language Study Morocco
made possible through full merit scholarships from NSLI-Y