Wednesday, August 17, 2011

donate backpacks filled with school supplies: World Missions Extension Center Back-to-School Rally -- Saturday, 08/20/2011

See this message from Dr. JoAnn Perkins of the World Missions for Christ Extension Center:

The Extension Center
Christmas Toy Giveaway / Community Health / Scholarships / Back to School / Thanksgiving Baskets / Job Readiness / Summer Camp / Book Club

From the Desk of Dr. J:

Dear Friends and Partners:

Since our April Walk-a-Thon and awarding in June, 8 senior high school students Scholarships to go to college, we need your HELP again, as we work on the following 2 projects:

Project I: Obtain Back Packs & School Uniform Vouchers for Children returning back to school on August 22nd.

As we prepare for the August 20th Back to School Rally our goal is to obtain Backpacks filled with school supplies and uniforms for children returning back to school on August 22nd. The rally will start at 10:00am. and will be held at the Harry Thomas Community Service Center located at 1743 Lincoln Rd. NE, Washington, DC 20001. We ask that our FRIENDS consider making a tax deductible donation which will help purchase school supplies and uniforms for a child in need. Please click here for our Back to School Rally Flier.

Project II: Identify Mentors and volunteers to partner with us as we work with our Positive Alternatives Mentoring/ Job Readiness/Employment/Community Service Program.

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Above center is Dr Perkins standing next to Commissioner Mary Lois Farmer and some of the staff who worked this summer with the 100 youth in our Positive Alternatives Pants Off the Ground Job Readiness/Employment Program which includes: youth learning how to dress for success; working on Entreprenuership skills needed for starting a business, writing resumes, interviewing local business owners as a means of ascertaining what is involved in starting a business, visiting colleges as a part of the College Readiness Course and participating in the Literacy Book club using the Steven Covey 7 Habits of Effective Teen book for group engagement were among the many experiences had by participants in our summer program.

Project II: involves our staff, friends and volunteers working/partnering with schools and youth as a part of our Fall Positive Alternatives Mentoring/Community Service Program.

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Dr Perkins (in the middle) along with some of the staff above worked very diligently this summer helping youth learn various skills related Job Readiness and Employment. Youth worked at the Bladensburg Senior Citizen's Home, learned how to write resumes, and interviewed local business owners about their career aspirations.

Mission Statement:
As a community based organization, it is our mission to provide educational training services that positively impact lives of children, youth and adults living in inner-city neighborhoods.

To Accomplish our mission,
The EXTENSION Center annually sponsors 7 Special Event Outreach Rallies and through our Positive Alternative Skill Building Mentoring/Vocational Training Programs we tutor children and youth and provide Job Readiness Skill Development/ Scholarships/ Workshops for youth and adults.

On the Horizon....
On Saturday, August 20th we will sponsor our Back to School Rally which will be held at the Harry Thomas Community Service Center located at 1743 Lincoln Rd. NE. at 10:00am. Please consider making a tax deductible donation to help a child needing back packs filled with school supplies and vouchers for uniforms be ready to return back to school ready to learn.

In September, our Year Round Positive Alternatives In School Mentoring Program begins

Our Fall Parent United Program starts which will include partnering with local schools churches and the community to host parent group activities that support parents in raising their children
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