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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...

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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...

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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...

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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. Right...

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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 organize...

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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....

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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 rapper, and her...

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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 neighborhood of Monrovia....

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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...

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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 in the...

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How we fought Ebola.

And we are still fighting Ebola, with a special focus on reintegrating survivors back into their communities. We've added 30 new students to the MTM Academy, most of whom are Ebola orphans. School reopens next week and the girls are excited. We are too. Let the...

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More Than Me Academy Reopening February 16th!

*The school opening was pushed back to March 2nd, but it's open now!! Before Ebola, we had a school. We had just opened the More Than Me Academy, in fact. And exactly one year ago, we opened our library. It looked like this: Then Ebola hit, and the library changed.....

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Happy New (School) Year from More Than Me!

Thanks to you, we raised $194,930 for the Top Gift of 2014 campaign! AMAZING. As if that wasn't enough good news, President Sirleaf just announced that schools are allowed to reopen in February! We are SO EXCITED for our girls. We have lots of work to do this month to...

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I cannot get Liberia off my mind.

Dear More Than Me Family, I just left Liberia, but cannot and will not let this country leave my mind. Fighting Ebola is fighting an invisible enemy. An enemy that sneaks in and takes anyone in its path. Every day is a new day and I have quickly learned that it is...

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Happy Holidays From More Than Me!

What a year it's been! When 2014 started, none of us here at More Than Me knew what it would end up looking like or that we would restructure our mission to fight Ebola. While the Ebola crisis isn't over, we can say we've had a hand in helping stop the spread of the...

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