School Celebrates 25 Years Of Changing Women’s Lives

The New Opportunity School for Women  (WTVQ ABC 36 News)
The New Opportunity School for Women (WTVQ ABC 36 News)
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Updated: 11/03/2012 9:11 pm

The New Opportunity School for Women has been changing women’s lives for 25 years. And today they celebrated with a banquet in Berea.

Nearly 600 women have graduated from the program since it opened in 1987.

And today many of them came together to share how the NOSW changed their lives.

Jane Stephenson founded the residential program that is created to educated women across the Appalachia and build the women’s self-esteem so they can find their full potential.

 “At a time like today when the women stand up and talk about what they're doing and you see how it's affected their grandchildren, their children and so on,” Stephenson said. “It's this ripple effect of it not only helping the women who go through the program, but their families as well.”

Stephenson wrote a book about the program called “Changing Lives in Appalachia: Thenew Opportunity School for Women.”

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