The Leadership DeKalb Class of 2014 adopted a project named “Tools for Education.” The class’ goal was to support the Physical Education, Music, and Art teachers in our five schools, providing them with supplies and equipment that are not budgeted by the school board. Several area businesses and individuals were generous to donate to the cause, that was coordinated with The DeKalb County Foundation for Education, Inc., a 501 (C) 3 organization.
The class collected over $2,000 plus balls and hula hoops for PE classes and art supplies. The checks and equipment were presented in the local schools on Thursday, October 16th. Class President Shannon Atkins, Project Chairman David Barrett, and Project Coordinator Lisa Cripps made the presentations on behalf of the class.
Other 2014 Leadership DeKalb members are Emmaly Bennett, Jordan Wilkins, April Martin, Alejandra Cisneros-Conohan, Raul Ramirez, Eli Gill, and Shannon Jones. Jen Sherwood is the Director of Leadership DeKalb.
(Article by David Barrett/pics by Suzanne Williams)