WINGS Club at Mission Bend Elementary helps students face life challenges

Shown during a recent community service project, WINGS members created inspirational bracelets for residents of an area women’s shelter. Pictured are (in back) fifth-grade teacher, Alex Sierra; and students Nicole Claudio, Kimberly Zelaya and Selina Grant.

Students face many challenges in life. Whether it is the challenges of avoiding peer pressure, transitioning from one school to another or making new friends, youth today often face difficult life issues at a young age. To help young girls cope with life’s challenges in a healthy way, Mission Bend Elementary School sponsors WINGS (We Imagine New possibilities of Girls Soaring), a leadership club for fourth- and fifth-grade girls.

The club currently has 67 members, who take part in adult mentoring, educational activities, community service projects, and other activities to help girls increase self esteem and establish healthy relationships Additionally, 15 staff members volunteer with the group to provide members with support and guidance.

“The purpose of WINGS is to groom young girls into model citizens, while leading them along a positive pathway to middle school,” said Alice Coleman, WINGS Sponsor. Mission Bend is currently the only Fort Bend ISD elementary school to offer the program.

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