Last week, the Scholastic Family and Community Engagement (FACE) team traveled to Florida for the 3rd Annual Family and Community Engagement Symposium. Prior to the Symposium, in partnership with Hands On Broward, Children’s Service Council, and United Way of Broward County, the FACE team not only talked the talk, but also walked the walk by volunteering at the New Mirawood Academy in West Park. As part of their yearly community service project, members of the Scholastic FACE team transformed a run-down, unusable storage area (which once had flooding issues) into a refurbished, functioning parent resource center. From knocking down walls and replacing ceiling panels to painting, and installing furniture, the FACE team worked tirelessly.
In addition to their hands-on involvement, the team also donated more than 500 new children’s books, parents and teacher resources and toolkits, furniture, an iPad, and a “Sustainability Kit” that will be used to replicate this project across the state of Florida and beyond.
Thanks to the FACE team, the New Mirawood Academy can continue to serve more than 60 children and their families. As part of the volunteer event, Mayor Eric Jones declared September 28 a day for literacy and community in recognition of Scholastic’s kindness.
It’s safe to say the New Mirawood Academy received a true FACElift.
See the full transformation in this slideshow: