December 14, 2016
Carpenter Center students and staff celebrate reading more than 10,000 minutes to help support the fight against breast cancer. Pictured, from left, are student Nicholas Ferguson, English teacher Karama Mathis, student Edirin Avworo, librarian Rosanne Sontag and student Ja’Kaleb Wilson.
Dec. 14, 2016—Middle school students and staff members at the Maybelline Carpenter Center (formerly the Adaptive Behavior Center) recently participated in the school’s reading challenge, “Read for the Cure,” to raise funds for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
Staff sponsors encouraged the students and donated money on their behalf as they pledged to read for more than 10,000 minutes. The donations amounted to $80 for the foundation.
Carpenter Center staff members who are breast cancer survivors and family members of survivors visited the classroom and read to students in support of the activity.
“I am very proud to see my students give their time and effort to support such an important cause,” said Karama Mathis, Carpenter Center English teacher.