Course gives low income women new skills | News
(WBIR-Maryville) The New Opportunity School for Women at Maryville College held a graduation ceremony today for its first graduating class.
The school is a three-week program for middle-aged low-income women to improve their educational, financial, and personal circumstances. Nine women graduated today from five East Tennessee counties.
One graduate says the program has inspired her to get a college degree when she might not have considered it before.
"I have a career and I'm quite successful at my career, but I realized my work is hard on my body and I might need to think about a different addition to myself," said Rebecca Hope, a New Opportunities School Graduate.
The program is nearly 30 years old but recently opened in East Tennessee.
The curriculum included literature, basic finance and math, self-esteem, creative writing and career development.
For more information about the school, click here for the website.