Charleston Elementary's Star Lab
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Star Lab

WOODMEN OF THE WORLD Chapter 16 has adopted Charleston Elementary School for the 2014 school year, and both the students and chapter members stand to benefit from the partnership. Members have committed to volunteering with the school during certain times of the year with such programs like the STAR-LAB and patriotic programs. The STAR-LAB program is written to help enhance student TCAP scores in subjects like constellations, our solar system and planet Earth. Students will benefit from receiving a little extra attention from adults in the community who are committed to helping them succeed. “We are happy to be able to help out where we can,” said Scott Walker, Woodmen of the World field associate. “These young people are the volunteers of tomorrow. We want them to know there are adults in the community who care about them and are committed to their success. Someday, they may demonstrate that same type of volunteer spirit to benefit other children.” Woodmen of the World is one of the nation’s leading fraternal benefit societies, and serves a dual mission to help ensure financial security for members and their families, through insurance and investment products ... to benefit individuals, families and communities. “Fraternalism is about giving back to the community,” said Walker. “Our lodge has chosen to support education as a service project, but other chapters may choose beautification projects or projects that benefit hospitals, senior groups or other nonprofit groups, for example.” Some of Charleston Elementary School’s fifth-grade class pose in front of the STAR-LAB. All grades participated. Banner photo, HOWARD PIERCE
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