April 11, 2008

South Bay Teacher sees need; gathers donations for her students

Three schools in the South Bay were recently beneficiaries of 250 new English/Spanish dictionaries needed to help fulfill student potential, courtesy of Chula Vista school teacher Sherri Given. Ms. Given saw the need for the dictionaries, “Our school is a Title 1 school, which means it is economically disadvantaged, so this helps all third grade teachers have uniformity and set a standard for their students.” New Generations Rotary raised money to purchase and donate 250 new dictionaries at no cost to third grade students at three San Diego County elementary schools - Valle Lindo Elementary, Loma Verde Elementary and Joyner Elementary.

The New Generations Rotary Club was chartered in 2007, and is the first club of its kind to target a younger demographic of professional leaders to further Rotary’s mission of local and international community service. The average age of the New Generations club’s is thirty-three years old. The Club is growing at a rapid rate and has taken on local projects such as Miramar Base Sports Improvement Project, KITS Breakfast with Santa, and the Dictionary project for lower income schools.

Prospective young professionals can contact www.newgenrotary.org to learn more on how they can join and help their community.

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