The Steele Hill Comm-unity Partners is a nonprofit corp-oration estab-lished in Lancaster County. The organization's primary purpose is to provide and facilitate community services that improve the quality of life for the residents of Lancaster County and like communities.
They understand that many students fail to acquire the knowledge, skills and learning habits and motivation to compete in the economy or contribute to society.
The Steele Hill Partners have a plan and it was a pleasure to be there and see their wheels turning!
One project is the HiKee Summer reading program. It is for kids in kindergarten through 12th grade. This program runs from Thursday, June 5, and ends Saturday, Aug. 2, with a celebration.
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This is not just another reading program; It is unique because the books are chosen by a committee either from Sylvan or Book Adventures. The students read the book, review it and then are tested on it.
This year, they will be implementing a math challenge. Those who enroll in this math program will receive different exercise and those students who receive an 80 on their assignments will be entered in a drawing for a prize. They will also be tutoring some of these students who are having problems in math.
These partners are also doing things for the senior citizens and will be conducting a speaker series.
As I sat at this meeting, I was amazed that so much was accomplished in one hour. I have been to many, many meetings, but this was one of the most productive I have ever been to.
Steele Hill Partners will be applying for a Grant from the Springs Foundation and I personally know of no more deserving recipient. The Partners will have a booth at the Indian Land Spring Festival that takes place Saturday, March 29, at Indian Land Elementary with more information.
Stop by and check it out.