I cannot believe it has been over 3 years when I got back from Vero Beach, Florida’s Latin Festival fund raiser for six of their local charities which included the “SCJH” (Sebastian Charter Junior High).
I was invited to attend, and while I was there it was my great privilege to design and then, with a team of volunteers, build a 2300 square foot outdoor dance floor, where the performers, as well as the general public, got to dance to some of the greatest Latin music in this hemisphere.
The “SCJH”, is an “A” rated school, with a track record of ten proud years of success that needs and deserves a permanent campus.
In this day of declining educational results it was an awesome time for me, personally, to meet some of the dedicated teachers and some of the highly-motivated students who are preparing themselves for a productive future as self-reliant contributing members of their communities.
Since my mother had to fight for the right for me to attend public school, making me the first blind child in the USA to have done so, you can understand why I was so impressed to learn that they are a public charter school of choice. The school turns no one away. If they have space you have a school. Once there, the curriculum has the students working as hard on themselves as their education.
I was also greatly impressed by the level of parent involvement with not only their own children but also with the school, teachers, and the other children attending.
I have already committed that if they do this again I would be honored to be asked to volunteer again.
I also want to give my heartfelt thanks and appreciation to all those many great people who gave me much help and support and who opened their hearts and homes to me, making it possible for me to be so effective while doing my small part participating in such a phenomenally successful event. This, for sure, is another great memory for the scrapbook of my life.
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