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Pride Pact Leadership Academy (PPLA)

Image of 2016 Pride Pact members and their leadershipThe PRIDE PACT Leadership Academy (PPLA) was founded by two women who had a passion for giving back to their community by focusing on building the personal responsibility for intellectual development and excellence among 3rd through 12th-grade girls.

The visionary women, Drs. Mary W. Black and Geraldine C. Munn started PPLA in 2006 and have continued to be dedicated helping to create the highest character, integrity, and excellence among girls in all that they endeavor. Currently, Dr. Black is the associate superintendent of Cumberland County Schools’ Student Support Services and Dr. Munn is a retired professor from Fayetteville State University. The PACT continues to grow and live out the dream of producing respectful behaviors that would demonstrate positive actions in order to open up opportunities that help positively change these young girls’ tomorrow.

The free Academy is held the first Saturday of the month from 9:00 until 11:30 a.m. at Alger B. Wilkins High School, located at 1429 Skibo Road, Fayetteville, North Carolina. The most significant characteristic of this academy is that it helps build relationships with young girls so that they can grow up to be young women who understand (1) how to be held accountable for their actions; (2) know what a positive role model looks like in their community; and (3) can apply the interactive lessons from PPLA to their real-life experiences and challenges.

The mentors of PRIDE PACT help inspire the young girls to seize opportunities to develop their potential, make appropriate life choices, and become positive role models in their schools and community. These mentors are as follows: Latrecia Allen, Alyson Beavers, Shannon Booth, Janice Butler, Monica Carter, Barbara Davis, Veronica Hargrove, Dr. Mellotta Hill, Marlene Jenkins, Margaret Morrow, Diane Newell, Carolyn Robinson, and Takeisha Wilson.

PRIDE PACT is still accepting applications. If you have questions about the Academy, contact Dr. Black at 910.678.2423.

We believe that parents who permit their daughters to join this academy are making a great investment in their child’s future. A Chinese proverb once stated that “All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today.”

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Published by Laurie Pender on January 31, 2017
        
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