The impact of a sisterhood is growing at BMJ

Young girls at Bettye Mae Jack Middle School in Morton now have an opportunity to be part of a mentoring group. This group of young ladies meets at least once a month to discuss becoming and maintaining a sisterhood, keeping a positive attitude, being leaders for younger girls, and how to be a productive citizen in today’s society and in the future.

On January 31st, Viola Burgess spoke to this group of girls at BMJ. She used experiences from her life to teach how “you should be your sister’s keeper.” She left the young ladies with great advice and many things to think about.

“She was nice; she taught us how to be kind to each other and not to be rude and especially be kind to all girls because we are the same. I really enjoyed it,” said Rytasia Williams, 8th grader at BMJ.

The mentoring group at Bettye Mae Jack Middle School in Morton includes, from left,  Janice Williams, mentoring co-sponsor, Katilia Nicks, Brianna Lloyd, Kyla Laster, Viola Burgess, guest speaker, Ken'Nasiah Rabon, Rytasia Williams, Laciagana Corona Jones, Breeanna Havard, and Coach Markesha Strong. Back row, Parrishuna Mays, Malysha Bolton, Makiya Sparkman, Dra'Shante Donald, Skyla McCoy, Andrea Johnson, Elizabeth Hollis, and Debra Lowery, mentoring sponsor.