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On Being a Global Citizen

On Being a Global Citizen

Interview with Global Citizen: “More Than Me: one woman’s mission to empower girls in Liberia” How do you find your life’s purpose? Often times, it happens unexpectedly. In a recent interview with Global Citizen, Katie shared how she found... read more

Stay Uncomfortable

This is our first in a series of #MTMdonorstories. At twenty seven years old, Grace Baker is a powerhouse. To give you a better picture, her 2015 life motto was “Go for it,” and this year, it’s “Stay uncomfortable.” Grace thrives best when she’s being challenged, both... read more

Looking Forward From Davos

by Lindsay Randall The past couple of days in Monrovia, Liberia, where More Than Me (MTM) runs the tuition-free More Than Me Academy (MTMA) for over 150 girls from the West Point slum and central Monrovia were characteristically warm for the coastal West African city... read more

How To Use Your Human Rights For Good

It all started with a girl. At 11 years old, she was selling herself for clean drinking water when all she really wanted was to go to school. More Than Me was founded to meet her needs. We opened a school, the MTM Academy, for 150 girls and saw major progress. Then... read more

Life-Altering Treatment For Patience

You may remember Patience from last year when we blogged about her story. Since April, Patience has been in the U.S. receiving medical treatment for her epilepsy and the severe burns she received after having an epileptic seizure while cooking in West Point. The... read more

What does More Than Me mean to you?

We asked the girls at the More Than Me Academy to tell us what school means to them. Each girl shared her own story of impact and we were pretty effected by them. We wanted to share some of their stories with you!     Meet Teta: she is in fifth grade at the... read more

Zero Tolerance for Sexual Abuse

Why We Started More Than Me was founded to help vulnerable girls get off the street and into school when MTM’s Founder, Katie Meyler, met an 11-year-old girl who was giving oral sex in exchange for clean drinking water. Stories like hers were not uncommon, and Katie... read more

A new year at the More Than Me Academy

Today marks the first day of a new school year at the More Than Me Academy! We are excited both for our returning students and new students. We also had a few students graduate from the MTM Academy. Here are the details: To give every student the best education... read more

The Evolution of MTM

Like any growing, expanding, and changing organization, More Than Me is comprised of numerous components. We have our board, supporters, volunteers, Liberia team, US team, and, most importantly, our students. As we grow, we’re committed to remaining transparent.... read more

Our Girls Are Spelling Bee Champs!

More Than Me students participated in a spelling competition later week against 25 school in Monrovia. Our photographer, Thomas, cause the event live… Practice Makes Perfect During the school year, the staff and teachers at the More Than Me Academy would... read more

For a Better Liberia

Your World, My World, Our World. We love our girls, and we want to make sure that when they graduate they can decide what comes next. Knowing our students background and where they call home is essential to ensuring that we provide the best education and care we can.... read more

Can I Hear You Say “More Than Me”?

“Let’s Put Away Our Differences, Let’s Come Together and Save the World.” Our girls have BIG dreams, and at MTM we believe that their education will enable them to achieve these dreams after they graduate. Ruth believes in her dream to become a... read more

A survivor story like no other

Mothers will do anything for their children. We know you know this, but Dedee’s story has helped us understand this fact more deeply than ever before. “Life was normal.” The Urey family lives next door to our staff house in the Capital Hill... read more
From Teaching to Saving Lives

From Teaching to Saving Lives

by Emily Bell Everything was ready. Rice in bags – check. Workbooks prepared – check. Informational handouts on Ebola prevention – check.  The More Than Me students and their families waited patiently to receive their care packages. School was closing, and we didn’t... read more

School is open!

The MTM Academy opened March 2nd. The girls are so excited to be back in school after a 6 month hiatus. Our school staff has taken every precaution to ensure our students’ safety, from constructing a hand-washing station to enforcing new health and safety rules... read more


Sunday, September 25th, 2016 at 7:17am
"Joy and ultimate happiness comes from living a life of purpose."
Sunday, September 25th, 2016 at 7:15am
RT @JuliaGillardGPE: In 1 year we have gone from rhetoric to incredible potential. Now, let's mobilise & step up funding to achieve #Learni
Friday, September 23rd, 2016 at 6:35am
Paid a visit to our More Than Me Hilltown Public School. These two beauties welcomed a quick pause in their lessons…
Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 at 12:52am
Hanging up character banners with Katie.B at MTM Foffee Public School, giving the kids something positive to look a…