PIke County Upward Bound students reach out

first_img “We work closely with the students while they are in high school so they will be successful in passing the GED and to prepare them for the standardized college exams so they can achieve the scores necessary to get into college.”Johnson said the Upward Bound students learn that with dedication, commitment and sacrifice, they can achieve their goals in life.“But they learn that they have to give up some things they might want in order to achieve future goals,” she said.Johnson said her hope is that this community service project will encourage the Upward Bound students to be willing to reach out to others without expecting anything in return. PIke County Upward Bound students reach out Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sponsored Content Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Skip By Jaine Treadwell Each Upward Bound student was asked to donate one new, unwrapped toy and they responded with great generosity, Johnson said.“We collected more than 100 toys and joined with the Tri Beta organization here at the university in collecting toys for the children of the victims of the April tornadoes,” Johnson said. “The students were very generous in their giving and we hope this project will instill in them to desire to be community servants.”Johnson said Upward Bound is a program for high school students whose parents don’t have college educations.“These students will, hopefully, be the first in their families to attend college,” she said. You Might Like CHHS robotics team ready to compete Members of the CHHS Robotics team work on the robot on Wednesday. (Messenger Staff Photo/Thomas Graning) A team of students… read more By The Penny Hoarder Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author “This year, we wanted to offer them the opportunity to participate in a community service project. Although, this project is not in Pike County, the devastating tornado that hit Tuscaloosa has impacted the entire state and we wanted to do something for the children of the victims to make Christmas more special for them.”Johnson said many of the victims of the April tornado are still trying to recover from the damages and continue to deal with the stresses that come from such loss.“This is something that we can do that might lessen their burdens,” she said. Published 6:09 am Friday, December 9, 2011 Book Nook to reopen Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Print Article The Pike County high school students enrolled in the Troy University Upward Bound program have gone beyond county lines to help make Christmas a little brighter for the children of those who continue to struggle from the devastation of the tornado that ripped through Tuscaloosa on April 27.Ashley Johnson, Upward Bound counselor at Troy University, said 69 Upward Bound high school students participated in a toy drive to benefit the tornado victims.“One of the things that we do each year is provide different opportunities for the students,” Johnson said. Latest Stories Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more