Today is a very special day as it marks the start of another year for local students in Copey. The Learning Center and the “Friends of Copey” are beginning the third year of this vey unique partnership. A large number of the students will be at the Learning Center today because of you. Markki, second year volunteer, is shown with kindergarten students on the opening day. Just look at those smiling faces! This is a new beginning for them…a year of both hope and promise and we are very excited to be such an important part of it all.
Please meet Noelia Monge Rodriguez. She is starting her senior year and has spent several years attending the Learning Center. Because of the Learning Center’s
competitive selection process, Noelia is one of two students who will be traveling to Emory & Henry College in June, 2016. She will be attending the Summer Scholars Program.
Noelia is an excellent student with aspirations to continue her studies at a Costa Rican school following graduation. She has expressed her desire to one day become an English teacher. Together with her academics, she is well known for her athletic skills. She has participated at the national championship level playing handball and participating in rhythmic gymnastics. She has excelled in other sports including swimming, soccer, volleyball, and ballet.
About getting the chance to come to America Noelia says “I know that an experience like that would help me to grow and mature as a person, it will help me to be able to fulfill more projects with confidence and dedication, and it will open my mind for more new things.”
Next week’s Post will highlight the second equally dynamic student from the Learning Center who will join Noelia on the trip to Emory & Henry College in June.
Executive Director Position
Goal= $2,000 *Donations/Pledges Received= $1,500 Balance=$500
We continue to make progress although the donations have certainly slowed down. This also happened last year and resulted in the “Big Parking Lot Sale”. Although we have only a short way to go, we may still need a fundraiser to reach our goal. Please know we are still accepting large and small donations to keep the ED position funded and our progress and plans cemented for the year. Instructions for donating are provided in the last Post or call or write me for assistance.
745 N. Center Parkway, Apt. N-201 Kennewick, WA 99336 1-509-784-5897 email: firstname.lastname@example.org