Education Students Participate in Food Drive at Grove Park Elementary School
Students from Elon University participated in a food drive to benefit Grove Park, a Title I elementary school in the Alamance Burlington School System.
Along with Cherrel Miller Dyce, post doctorate fellow and assistant professor of education, students Grace Troccoli, Jenna Gilder, Rachel Gilman and Katherine Sipple, members of a first-year Service Learning Community collected food to benefit Grove Park’s Friday Backpack program.The Friday Backpack Program supports economically struggling students and their families by providing food for weekend meals.
Grace Troccoli and Rachel Gilman were students in Miller Dyce’s School and Society class (EDU211), and were placed at Grove Park Elementary School for their practicum during winter term 2012. The School of Education has a strong partnership with Grove Park Elementary School and Grace, Jenna, Rachel, and Katherine along with their peers in their Service Learning Community decided to reach out to the community to help children from low-income families.
The food was dropped off at Grove Park Baptist Church which partners with Grove Park Elementary School to provide the Friday Backpacks. Ms. A. Lynch, assistant principal, and Ms. A. Doby, social worker, received the items for the school.