On March 13, 2017, MND held its Senior Capstone Showcase Evening. As part of MND's signature Capstone initiative, seniors are empowered to create a service project that demonstrates leadership and initiative while benefitting a non-profit organization. The senior year Capstone Project involves a significant investment of time and talent as the seniors combine both service and leadership to impact agencies and individuals' lives.
All of MND's 151 seniors completed their projects, aiding over 100 non-profit organizations and countless families in Cincinnati and beyond. The Senior Capstone Showcase Evening provided an opportunity for each senior to share her experience and celebrate the difference her project made in the community. This year, over 100 professionals served as panelists for the event, representing the business, education and social service communities. Panelists provided verbal and written feedback to the seniors on their work and asked questions related to their projects.
"Serving as a panelist is such a privilege and honor," expressed Myla Hodges-Perry, MND Class of 1999. "The young ladies that are being cultivated at MND are truly on their way to becoming world changers. The servant leadership that is being taught and modeled allows these students to boldly trot on the road of success and to make phenomenal impacts in any sector of society. I am a proud alumna!"
Now in its sixth year, MND's Capstone is the culmination of a four-your journey for MND students under the MAP (My Action Plan) program. The MAP program, unique to MND, is designed to engage students with experiences during their high school years that will foster leadership skills and empower them in all areas of their lives.