The Lotus Project: empowering young women in our community

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) - Empowering ourselves, and each other - that's the mission of the Lotus Project!

The Lotus Project is an afterschool program mentoring teens to be their best. LaRissa Paras, founder of The Lotus Project, is on a quest to help young people be the best they can be and speak up to make a difference in the world. By developing a curriculum that could be utilized anywhere, LaRissa has made it so that potential mentors in schools, churches or community groups don't have to reinvent the wheel. The small group curriculum includes eight sessions -sisterhood, health, relationships, media analysis, self-esteem, gratitude, goal setting, and the future.

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Maranda is the WOTV 4 Women kids and family expert. She hosts a weekday half-hour program, “Where You Live”.

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