Making a Difference………

Happy Birthday!!!  “Friends of Copey” Blog is one month old.

This Blog is now one month old and the list of “Friends of Copey” is growing…I think! Reporting on our progress is much easier with this Blog. See the great news below.

Now, after one month,  this is a great time for you to provide me your feedback on this Blog. Is the information useful?  Are all the important questions covered in the Q and A? I am learning as a new Blogger and it often feels like you are speaking to an empty room when no one comments. So your thoughts, reactions, and viewpoints would be greatly appreciated and welcomed. So feel free to comment either in the Comment section or privately via my email at


Great News!  The Anne G. Broady Scholarship Fund will support at least 15 Copey students attending The Learning Center this year.  A major achievement!  We will be notified of the selected students for the scholarships in early February.  There is still time to donate if you plan to.

More Great News!!!   Student letters from The Learning Center have arrived.  Pasco, Washington 4th grade students are exchanging information about their school, community, and family with students attending The Learning Center. This exchange allows students to become familiar with real life people and develop meaningful and positive relationships in another country. Below is one Learning Center student letter for you to read: *note that Leaning Center teachers translate letters into English before forwarding them to us.

Dear Ashlyn, 

I live in Copey. I like to eat pizza with cheese, ham, pepperoni and peppers. I also like to eat fruit, my favorite fruits are grapes, apples, strawberries, mangos and pineapples. 

I like to play soccer, play video games, listen to music and watch TV. I play with my friends, I walk to the mountain with my family, I go to the Copey Learning Center and my school. 

I have three sisters and two brothers. How old are you? Where is your farm? Do you have any pets? What do you like to do for vacation? What do you like to do when you are bored? 

From your pen pal,

Hailey… “heart of a servant”!!! Check out Hailey’s story located under the Key Friends tab at the top of the blog. She is the first to be added to the Key Friends list. If you would like to send Hailey a note, please feel free to add your note to the comment section on the Blog. I am sure she will appreciate hearing from you.

More to Come

Dr. Joe Thomas plans to work closely with The Learning Center staff in February to implement a unique on line reading program named “Reading Bear”.  We believe this program will significantly improve the English teaching efforts at The Learning Center. Dr. Thomas has been successful implementing this program in other countries and in the USA.  I’ll tell you more about Joe in an upcoming post.

3 thoughts on “Making a Difference………”

  1. And fifteen!! What percentage is this of total enrollment and capacity?
    Surely we can do many more through our many contacts!

  2. What a great pen pal program, Art! This is a meaningful exchange program–I want MY daughters to get involved!!

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