“Let us be eager to leave what is familiar for what is true.” by Francis Chan
There were several “Amens” registered by “Friends” following the last Post. It is very refreshing to get a response to a Post, especially from the “Amen Corner”. Each week, there are good reasons to shout “Amen”. Here are a few for this week!
The Scholarship Campaign
Anne G. Broady SF Goal: $1,500.00 Actual: $1,825.00 Deadline: Achieved
Our recent focus has been mostly on the two key annual fundraisers and we are happy to officially announce again the goal for the Anne G. Broady Scholarship Fund has been achieved on schedule. The responses exceeded our expectations and the Learning Center is lining up the scholarship recipients now. We expect to officially announce the achievement of the second fundraiser, the Executive Director’s Salary Support within the next couple weeks…also ahead of schedule.
Meadow Elementary School Update
Plans for the Meadow Elementary School representatives’ visitation to the Copey Learning Center in March continue. Principal Carolyn Johnson and Tamarie McMullin are getting ready to personally deliver school supplies and material being collected by their students.
While at the Learning Center, they plan to stay a couple of days and do volunteer work, not just drop off supplies. They will meet members of the Board of Trustees, other community supporters, and volunteer teachers at work. Certainly, they will meet many students including both Fabriana and Mariana.
Fabriana and Mariana are coming stars who graduated from the Copey Learning Center in November. Both are exceptional students with a very good command of the English language. When they are older, they will be ideal candidates for the “Pathway Project”. Below are selected sections of their speeches presented the night of their graduation.
Graduation Speeches in 2017
“Copey Learning Center is my second home. When I started 8 yeas ago, I did not have any idea about how English could help me in the future. This is the best decisión my parents have made for me. English also helps me to read, write and speak I also listen to different accents, I have learned to share with teachers and friends.
I saw the movie “Hidden Figures”. In this movie there was a very important woman named Katherine Johnson. I realized it does not matter what color you are, but how you use your knowledge.” by Fabriana (exerpt)
I’m a sixth grade student and today is one of the best days of my life, maybe for you today is another graduation but I’m so glad to have you here. Enrolling me into the CLC was one of the best decisions my parents made since I was born because it opens many doors for me now and also in the future, a plus in my education, a place to have fun, learn values and opportunities. I can’t imagine my life without English. It will be a life with not many advantages for a better way of life.” by Mariana (exerpt)
Pathway Project 2018
Principal Johnson and Tamarie will also meet Brian and Lourdes, the “Pathway Project 2018” students preparing to come to America in June.
Ana Yancy and Dahiana will accompany the students. Brian will be our very first male student to participate. We are excited about his participation and hope he will be a major inspiration for other male students to excel in their English studies while attending the Learning Center.
The Copey Learning Center Officially Opens for Business on Monday!