A great many events happen during a week in a school principal's life. Rarely does one have the time to sit and see the launch of a new club's kick off meeting. I was fortunate enough to see 70 young ladies or Girls empowerment at McKee Striving for Success (GEMSS) in the auditorium, awaiting the arrival of their key note speakers, a representative from Legal Momentum, and the assistant minister from St. Philipp's Baptist Church.
What is particularly gratifying is witnessing young ladies take ownership of organizing a club that will be a support system and launching pad to being mentored by women across a range of occupations.
The faculty advisor, Ms. Marsigliano aimed high in inviting guest speakers. The GEMSS were heartened to receive letters of support from Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Councilwoman Debi Rose.