Meet Eric Maxwell

In June, the Foundation presented an award to outstanding Mustangs Matter student Eric Maxwell, pictured here with his family.  When he joined Mustangs Matter, Eric explained that he wanted to develop his leadership skills and he has actively worked toward that goal.  He was instrumental in a carnation sale fundraiser to support Myers Park’s Best…

Read More

Meet Renee Drake

  Renee Drake, MSW, came to Myers Park as a Communities In Schools Intensive Case Worker last spring. She supports students facing mental health challenges, homelessness, and severe academic struggles. Renee loves Myers Park and the support provided for students. “The staff is always willing to reach in and help. That’s very big with the…

Read More

Watch to Learn More

  The Myers Park High School Foundation works to change the lives of Mustangs in everything we do. Watch the video above to learn how your donations and support impact the lives of many students. See how your efforts work in the lives of students like Josh, who overcame many obstacles such as homelessness to…

Read More

Meet Tiana

Living in poverty is something impossible to fully comprehend if you have not experienced it yourself. Extreme hardships for a student mount and it becomes a struggle just to cope. Treading water becomes hard to manage when you can barely hold your head above water. Last year Stacey Weinstein, Myers Park’s Communities In Schools Site…

Read More

Meet Israel

Meet Israel, (The Hal Beaver Award Winner) a dedicated MPHS senior who joined the Community In Schools Team to hold himself accountable.  Israel didn’t want his life circumstances to derail his future. Brought by his family to the US at 6 years old, Israel had to find his way in a new country including learning…

Read More

  • meet-madison-myers-park-high-school-foundation

Meet Madison

Meet Madison, a talented MPHS senior with a love of art and the chance of a lifetime to attend the prestigious Pratt University in New York City. Unfortunately, life has been a struggle. Madison was born to a teenage mother who suffers from schizophrenia and has been unable to raise her. Stranded, Madison was taken…

Read More

  • high school

Meet Sally

With no room of her own, no privacy, no money, no job, and no transportation…like her mother, she turned to drugs to escape. Classes suffered, teachers were frustrated, and friends turned away. Luckily, resources from The MPHS Foundation, CMS, and other services were pulled together strategically to help her make a turn-around. With that support,…

Read More

  • Celebration Education Graduation Student Success Learning

Meet Mary

She was a student, new to this country, living in a run down apartment, paid for by her working parents who both hold minimum wage jobs. Her cheerful spirit and readiness to learn helped her adapt quickly to the language and customs of this country, but she was charged with caring for her siblings and…

Read More