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September is Basic Education and Literacy month!

September's Rotary focus is Basic Education and Literacy. Below are just some of our club's initiatives.

Literacy Day/Month – Fill all the “little libraries” in the community with new books and give books to YMCA and The Boys and Girls Club.

Laws of Life Essay project - Encourage creative writing by hosting an essay writing contest for high school students. Students are asked to write an essay on character and value and how it applies to the student’s life.

SOUNS - SOUNS is a program developed by Montessori and championed by Brenda Erickson to help children read earlier and better. Our Rotary Club provides SOUNS kits wherever needed.

Character Counts - Character Counts is an educational and character development program in which Rotarians discuss the six Character Pillars with students at The Vashti Center, Marguerite Neel Williams Boys and Girls Club, the Thomasville Community Resource Center and the Thomasville City Schools' Scott Elementary School. Each month focuses on a different character trait. Two Rotarians meet with the students to discuss how the trait of the month has impacted their personal and professional lives. The students are then involved in a discussion about how this trait could apply in their lives and the difference it could make.

Student of the Month - Our Club recognizes students each month for academic and technology achievements.

Advanced Education Scholarships - The Rotary Club of Thomasville awards five $1,000 scholarships for advanced education to deserving students from Thomasville High School, The Scholars Academy, Thomasville Central High School, Bishop Hall Charter School and Brookwood High School.

If you would like to become involved in one of these projects or have additional questions, please contact Krista Peace at kpeace@tnbfinancial.com

Posted by Susan Backofen
August 20, 2019

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