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On June 20 a group of Women's Leadership Council (WLC) members came together to watch the Frontline video "Middle School Moment” and engage in a discussion around school dropouts and the key role middle school plays in that choice.

Sharing their own personal middle school experiences, as well as those of their own children and neighbors, the participants found many commonalities despite differences in their backgrounds. The group then began selecting various opportunities within WLC to support middle school students and build community support for young people at this point in their lives. Between the documentary and the discussion, it was a powerful event for many. 

WLC, an affinity group for women within United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County, aims to engage members through volunteerism, education and networking opportunities. WLC connects members' financial giving and their active involvement in their community to create positive change in people's lives. WLC aligns it's efforts with Middle School Success - United Way's focused initiative.

 

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Watch Middle School Moment on PBS. See more from FRONTLINE.