This school year our nurse was able to secure some grant funding to allow us to form a club for girls that are underserved and just need some extra TLC from positive, supportive, successful women. The club is run by one of our recently retired teachers and the girls just love her. The group is called the Athena's and they do different fun activities every week. Last week they tasted homemade apple butter on homemade whole wheat bread after a nice long walk around the school grounds and discussed their thoughts and ideas for how the club would benefit them. This week they did some gardening in the courtyard and are excited to decorate it next month with carved pumpkins and other Fall items. They also snacked on local Montgomery County grown apples, applesauce and gingerbread muffins while they learned about a successful woman in history - Betty Ford.