OKMULGEE, Okla. (KTUL) — Okmulgee girls are getting advice from Wyjuana Montgomery who wrote a book entitled, "Bold, Brave, and Courageous," for young women, about how to live and function in the modern world.
The school invited Montgomery to share her message about positive living with all of the girls from 5th through 12th grades.
“There [are] questions about insecurity, ‘What do I do if I am insecure?’ Some of them also wanted to know like, ‘What do I do if I am in an abusive relationship?’ There have been serious ones, ‘How do I stop cutting myself?’” said Montgomery.
Montgomery gave the girls notecards in order to address their personal concerns.
“There are a lot of things we are uncovering because I am allowing them to ask anonymously. If you don’t address those things, you can’t get what you need out of them from the classroom.”
LuVonna Copeland, a high school principal, says they have to address all of the issues that students bring with them to the classroom.
“I say if we don’t deal with the whole child and the social-emotional portion of a child, then learning doesn’t matter. Learning is built from those other things,” says Copeland.
Each of the girls received a copy of Montgomery’s book, which will be used as a learning tool in class.