Organization to host class for teenage girls

By Chris Kieffer/NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO – A July 27 workshop aims to empower teenage girls as leaders.
New Expectations for Women in Mississippi will host its fourth annual teen success skills class from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tupelo’s City Hall. The event is open to girls from ages 12 to 19.
“NEWMS is designed to help women be more successful both personally and professionally,” said Martha Swindle, administrative coordinator for NEWMS. “We’ve found that these topics and these speakers would really help our teenage girls.”
Speakers include Rubye Del Harden (goal setting), Sheriff Jim Johnson (Facebook predators), Shelia Willis and Sally Williams (moves and shakers), Melinda Ingram (health and self-awareness), Juanita Floyd (testimony), DeDe Carter (self-defense), BJ Teal (making jewelry craft) and Deborah Tierce (maximizing your potential).
Cost is $25 and includes the class, light breakfast, lunch and a goodie bag. Scholarships have been provided for those who can not afford the fee, Swindle said.
The class will be capped at 30 participants, so Swindle said those who are interested should register soon. They can do so by sending an email to her at with the girl’s name and age.
Graduates of the class will be eligible to compete for a NEWMS college scholarship.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION, contact Martha Swindle at

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