At Called to Serve (CTS), we believe in nurturing the dreams and aspirations of young minds in underserved communities. Our commitment to this cause was joyously evident on November 1st, as we celebrated the outstanding achievements of the Honor Roll students at Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary School in Philadelphia.
A Day of Recognition and Pride
The air at Bethune Elementary was filled with excitement and pride as students, teachers, and CTS volunteers gathered to honor the academic accomplishments of these young scholars. These students, through their hard work and dedication, have set a shining example for their peers, proving that with perseverance, any goal is attainable.
A Broader Commitment to Education
Our involvement with Bethune Elementary extends beyond this celebration. As part of our ongoing efforts, CTS has been actively participating in the Philadelphia School District’s Read By 4th program. Our volunteers spend valuable time reading to children from kindergarten through second grade, fostering a love for reading and learning from an early age.
Additionally, our Café Bethune initiative provides a catered luncheon for 'Students of the Month,' acknowledging and rewarding consistent efforts in academia and character development. This program not only celebrates academic achievement but also encourages a positive school culture.
A Community United for Progress
The success of these initiatives, and especially the Honor Roll celebration, highlights the importance of community involvement in education. Our efforts at Bethune Elementary are a testament to the power of collective action in bringing about meaningful change and opportunity in underserved neighborhoods.
As we continue our journey with Bethune Elementary, we remain committed to the complete renewal, restoration, and revitalization of these communities. We believe that every child deserves a quality education and the chance to reach their fullest potential. Through our continued partnership and the support of the community, we look forward to fostering more such moments of triumph and joy.