On December 14, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., The Chris Canty Foundation will be on hand to honor students at Merry Oaks Elementary for their academic achievements. The school serves roughly 450 children and is described as a Title I school that offers a variety of courses such as mathematics, social studies, science, reading and physical education. Dedicated to assisting students in their pursuit of academic success, the school implements programs like English as a Second Language, Even Start programs, as well as the LifeSpan class. Their Bright Beginnings program is a full-day, literacy-based initiative for 4-year-old students who have identified educational needs. The school understands and appreciates the value of community service and employs a parent-teacher association that organizes several fundraising events that contributes the dollars necessary to ensure each student recieves a quality education.
While the elementary school exposes students to methods that encourage academic excellence, it is still important to engage them in this philanthropic effort. Canty recalls why this initative is one that is so important, “This is more about teaching children the importance of sharing. While we feel they should be rewarded for their academic performance, we also want them to recognize that efforts like these are necessary because so many children are left out during the holidays,” he shared.
For more information on this Christmas Giveaway Program or to learn more about how you can support the Foundation’s efforts, please contact Joseph Canty, President/Chairman, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or you may call 704-845-4601.
The Chris Canty Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the total development of youth in our communities. Our goal is to utilize the platform of sports to affect positive change in the lives of children through mentoring, educational programs, and physical activities thus promoting health and well being. We seek to inspire our youth to be in service to our communities and our communities to be in service to our youth by providing support to these initiatives.