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Course gives low income women new skills

(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.


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