The collaborative effort of mom and daughter has truly been a very special part of the M Power initiative for both Shannon and Mira. A project as meaningful as this needs to have two components to have a long lasting impact on girls and their parents. First, Shannon provides the professional training, guiding force, research component, facilitator experience and the “mom” and police officer perspective. Secondly, Mira provides the participants with a relatable figure who is in the midst of dealing with issues herself. This provides the opportunity for some real conversations that can encourage the girls to connect and unite. Third, having a diverse program delivery team offers provides a greater number of experiences to draw upon.
Shannon provides the experience and professional aspects while Mira provides the lens that influences how the training is delivered.
Together, they make a fabulous team.