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Helping Liberian Girls Move from the Streets to School

Half the Sky Movement

When Katie Meyler traveled to Liberia 7 years ago, she asked kids in the West Point slum what they wanted if given the chance; they said they wanted to go to school. In 2009, Meyler and West Point community leader MacIntosh Johnson launched More Than Me, an academy in Liberia to keep girls in school and out of prostitution and poverty. In the first year, they sponsored 30 girls; last year, they won a $1 million grant and will open a new school with a class of 108 girls this week in Monrovia.

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