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So what is SSWF? The Newest Club at MHS!

Learn about Students Supporting Women and Families and what it aims to do
What is SSWF?
What is SSWF?

Are you interested in being a part of something bigger than yourself?

Do you like to help others and do good for your community?

Then you should join the SSWF club —Students Supporting Women and Families. We strive to help women and families in need through fundraising efforts and raising awareness or gathering supplies. It is also a great opportunity to earn community service hours! Come join SSWF and make a difference in the lives of our women and families who need it the most.

Meet the SSWF Board Members!

SSWF is a new group created by club president Zoe Barninger that strives to help women and families of local organizations. The board members are:

Zoe Barninger – President

Kylie Sheehan – Vice President

Sophia Merkich – Director of Social Media

Olivia West – Secretary

Ayesha Faruki – Director of Tech

Emerson McIntyre – Director of Ideas

Mikaela Miceli – Director of Supplies

Kara Cogan – Director of Women’s History Month

Jane Hardesty – Director of Communications

SSWF is hosting a Valentine’s Week Drive for Hope for the Homeless!

For the week of February 12th, SSWF is hosting a drive for Hope for the Homeless! Club members helped create a large donation box for the student center where students can place their donations. The items Hope for the Homeless are asking for include:

Coffee Creamer

Styrofoam Coffee Cups

Lunch Chips

Drink Mix (NO RED)

Kids Juice Boxes

Sandwich Bags

It would mean a lot to SSWF if you could contribute!


SSWF Meetings are on Tuesdays in room B206 after school.

Club president Zoe Barninger told Cardinal Nation what SSWF is all about and why you should join.

“SSWF is simply a group of people that want to do better and be better,” Zoe says. “I have a high amount of respect for each and every person within this club. SSWF is a club that primarily focuses on helping women and families affected by domestic violence, but also helps the community in other ways.”

If you are interested in joining SSWF, they meet every Tuesday in room B-206 right after school. To join the SSWF email list, fill out the email interest form here.

To find SSWF’s website created by their Director of Tech, Ayesha Faruki, go to

Their Instagram is @mhs.sswfclub.2024 and you can reach them at [email protected] or through the club president, Zoe Barninger.

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Olivia West
Olivia West, Contributor
Olivia West is a current sophomore at Mentor High School. She is a member of the FCMB Color Guard. Her hobbies include reading, writing, photography, and listening to music.