Thank You Kutztown, Pennsylvania
Kutztown is a small rural town located about 50 miles north-west of Philadelphia where Kutztown University is located. Our programs have begun to engage in outreach activities. Together with a friend from my church who told me about Pass Christian, resulted in our Staff and students raising $2,360. The same church friend drove a cube van load of supplies down to PC about a month ago (Mid-October).
Kaye Rendfrey is who we work with in the Pass Christian school district.
150 Kutztown highschool students organized a run/read for relief. The students went out in their communities and found people to sponsor them per lap/page read. We ran for 1/2 hour a couple weeks ago at the Kutztown University field house in which we got some press coverage and the kids were really moved to help out. This run for relief was more personality driven.
My colleague Peter Licona and I put this effort together. We both run programs at Kutztown University that serve first-generation-to-college, low income students. We provide Saturday classes, after-school tutoring, counseling, cultural events, college visits, and a 5 week summer residential program. We work with the students during their four years of high school.
Anyway, I hope all of you are doing well. Keep me posted.