CPS leadership summit empowering young women

April 18, 2016

By Meghan Mongillo Tuesday, April 12th 2016 / Local12.com

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Empowering young women was the goal of a leadership summit Tuesday, April 12, at Cincinnati Public Schools.

A select group of high school girls learned how to be strong and successful leaders. It was a first time event for Cincinnati Public Schools. The big message of the day came from the Sister Accord. Sonia Jackson Myles created the philosophy.

She said, "It's about girls and women making sure to love themselves and extend love and respect to each other."

One young women who was helped by the program was Amber Marwaha. The Mason High School Grad and Miami University Sophomore said she wrote down her three inspirational messages, "I put that on my mirror at home and I look at that and say, 'This is what I want to be. This is what I'm going to do in the future to get there.'"

The 47 teen girls from 11 different high schools heard her message. It had an immediate impact.

Jayda Rogers said, "One of messages of Ms. Sonja philosophy's is that mean girls grow up to be mean women and this here is the intervention that we need."

Ravvin De Armond said, "I know I'm not going to hate on others accomplishments. Like ladies in general. I'm not going to be mad about someone else succeeding. We are all women we should be able to get along."

The students were hand selected to take part. They are now responsible for taking on leadership roles in their school.

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