Last week we celebrated the ARC's birthday. It has been a year since we opened this tutoring program in the midst of a 1000 mobile home community that is zoned for Chets Creek. I have written about this effort several times and the inspiring people, KK Cherney and Liz Duncan, who jumped into action over a year ago to make it happen. At the birthday party, a group of students from the community, chosen by the Music teacher, opened with the National anthem. Honestly, they sounded like angels. A fourth grade student who wants to be a teacher and comes on our first grade afternoon to tutor students, spoke about his experiences at the ARC. There were jumpy houses for all the children, ice cream and cupcakes and presents (books and pencils donated by Scholastic) for all the children. The school presented the Management of the Community with a framed picture that included a picture of each of the 250 students who had been serviced at the ARC that will hang in the Community Center. The children brought their families from across the community.
We have entered this project into a $1000 local competition to earn a few extra dollars for books and technology. We hope this will become the hub of activities for this community, that will not only meet their academic needs but will improve their quality of life. Please help us by going to Community First's blog to "Like" our project! What an inspiration this project could be if the idea caught on across our entire county.... It's possible... dreams really do come true... Just take a look at the ARC!