Mississippi mayor planning leadership program for girls
OXFORD (AP) — Just a few months after taking office, the new mayor of Oxford is working on a priority that pre-dates her election: launching a leadership program for fifth-grade girls.
Mayor Robyn Tannehill said she hopes applications will go out in January for girls to enroll in the leadership class at Oxford Intermediate School. She said the idea came to her before she was elected in June for a program for girls who haven’t been identified “as strong leaders, because maybe they’re just not quite bold enough at that age to step forward.”
“This program is not about who has the highest scores,” Tannehill told The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal . “I want this class to look the way the real world looks and for us to learn to respect each other and talk through issues and identify what a leader looks like. You’re only a leader if you turn
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