Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Making our MARC
Two years ago our Leadership Team had this small idea for improving the outcomes for some of our at-risk students. We met with the owners of the mobile home site and asked for a small space and soon a few very dedicated teachers began tutoring some of our neediest students after school. As I sat in the Recognition and Appreciation Dinner tonight, I was surrounded by Girls, Inc who furnishes counseling to families; Beaches Resource who matches families with resources; Second Harvest that now comes through the mobile home park once a month dropping free food; Beach United Methodist Church volunteers that put on a faith based program every Saturday for the children that includes games, praise and worship, and lunch: Angie, who facilitates a preschool program and lunch that has just mushroomed; a second language teacher who volunteers her time at night to teach adults English as a second language; and a slew of teachers from Chets Creek who volunteer their time every single week to tutor along with some retired teachers - all of this now hosted and funded by the McKenzie Wilson Foundation. All of this from just a little seed of an idea!