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Lillie May Caroll Jackson Charter School for Girls in Baltimore City

About the Lillie May Carroll Jackson SchoolThe Lillie May Carroll Jackson Charter School is a new charter middle school for girls following the Expeditionary Learning school design.

The mission of the Lillie May Carroll Jackson School, named for the “mother of civil rights” in Baltimore and Maryland, is to create an experiential learning community for Baltimore City middle school girls grades 5 – 8. Their core belief is that changing girls’ lives changes the world. Their aim is to develop 21st century learners with a strong sense of community through rigorous academic course work, high quality adventure experiences, character development and leadership opportunities.  The girls will graduate from school prepared for the most rigorous college preparatory high schools.

Recently the school held a highly successful “Go Fund Me” campaign spearheaded by Baltimore business woman, school advocate and supporter Monica Mitchell (a prominent executive with Wells Fargo.)  The goal for the uniforms was $8,000 but at last check it had reached almost $10,000. Proof that good initiatives find support in Baltimore, even if they are grass roots.

MyCity4HER originally featured a story on Monica Mitchell in honor of National Mentoring Month back in 2013. To view that story click here.

To find out more about the Lillie May Carroll Jackson Charter School and how you can help visit their web site. To connect with Monica Mitchell look for her on LinkedIn.

 

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