Girls Group http://michiganradio.org en Creating opportunities for girls to attend college http://michiganradio.org/post/creating-opportunities-girls-attend-college <p>Every Monday in our <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/people/whats-working">What&rsquo;s Working</a> series, we talk to people and organizations across the state that are changing lives for the better. This week, we speak with Sue Schooner.</p><p>Schooner never liked kids, but she started volunteering with a girls group in Ann Arbor a few years back, and the young women found a way into her life... and they never left.&nbsp;</p><p>So, Schooner quit her job as an auto executive, and is now the executive director for &ldquo;<a href="http://www.girlsgroup.org/">Girls Group</a>,&rdquo; a program that mentors and supports high school girls, giving them the opportunities they need to attend college.</p><p><em>&ldquo;I think part of why the program is so successful is that we provide wraparound programming. So we have discussion groups every single Friday about parent communication, anger management, we have a very intensive college prep program which is basically available seven days a week,&rdquo; Schooner says.</em> Mon, 10 Oct 2011 10:41:44 +0000 What's Working & Christina Shockley 4506 at http://michiganradio.org Creating opportunities for girls to attend college