Wednesday, December 13, 2017

FCCLA Club at Carroll Magnet Middle!

FCCLA Club began at Carroll with a Bang! We gathered to bake cookies, pop popcorn and Volunteered together! Our first Service Project was serving at the Concession Stand for our home Basketball game...lots of fun and laughs! : )

Mentoring for 15 of our students at Captrust one on one with a Financial Professional, through Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle! After the Kick Off, took these photos, had them printed and made a Holiday card from our students to their Mentor, copy for our students and copy for their Thank them for being their Big Brother or Big Sister!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Beyond School Walls

WRAL captured our Beyond School Walls Mentoring kick off with BBBS of the Triangle, Captrust, & Carroll Magnet Middle School in Raleigh, where I have served for 5 years as School Counselor, the last two as Career Counselor. We began planning this event in late May, and after many meetings, emails, applications, interviews...this amazing experience has begun. Mentoring includes job shadowing, team building, tutoring, inspiring, listening, support, direction, brotherhood, sisterhood, literally...beyond our school walls! We also have mentoring within our school walls, where any adult who cares, can come in for a volunteer background check, and meet with small groups of students during their lunch & lead class once a week. We welcome YOU! Some of our PTA members, Parents, Business Partners & school staff have done this last year & this including our Principal Elizabeth Mac Williams! This is the most rewarding part of my work as well! Making a difference in the lives of our teens is what we do...❤️ CAPCommunity Foundation.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Kristin Stewart, CFO at Cii Technologies serves on our Business Alliance and is a Board Member of Midtown Alliance, which sponsored this fundraising event for Teen Cancer America! Pumpkin Palooza...they choose a different charity each year to sponsor...amazing day in North Hills near the Amphitheater! Even had a Canine Costume Contest!

We had some wonderful student volunteers who took time out of their
Saturday to help the younger children at the event!

Even siblings got in on the Volunteer Action!

Assisting younger children in the inflatables!

Students were assisting younger children with making Bird feeders,
and painting pumpkins!
Amazing Student proud of them all! : ) 

These were taken when some of my amazing colleagues and I met on a Saturday to experience the RACE Exhibit, at the Museum of Natural Sciences. We had deep discussions and learned a lot that day from the exhibit and from one another. Let's keep learning, growing and fighting for equity among all...