My name is Marlena Eanes, and I am a student in the College of Education, majoring in secondary education and mathematics. I am working with Dez Stamps a political science major at Marquette. We are hosting a school supply drive for Milwaukee kids in and around the Marquette area and New Beginnings Are Possible.
New Beginnings Are Possible is a community center located on 37th and Fond du Lac that centers on a Youth center and outreach to St. Charles Youth and Family Services. The center’s mission is to provide at-risk youth in Milwaukee with the moral foundation needed to make healthy choices to become contributing members of the community with the motto, “It is easier to build a child than to restore an adult.”
I became interested in this center after learning about the partnership they have with the Black Student Council at Marquette. The center is in need of youth reading materials and chairs. My goal is to collect enough school supplies to distribute to 100+ school aged children and to raise $500 for the center. This summer will be spent collecting and organizing the school supplies with a distribution held at New Beginnings Are Possible during the last week of August.
Since I began at Marquette, I have worked with Upward Bound Math and Science, Bridging the Gap and Summit Educational association as a tutor, counselor and mentor for children between second grade and seniors in high school. I am organizing this drive because after my work with each organization, I noticed that many of the students I mentored were not adequately prepared for school because they could not afford the materials. As a future educator, this was extremely disheartening because I understand the importance of having the proper materials to excel in the classroom.
You can help us by providing funds in the form of cash, check or money order or by donating school supplies and services. Please contact me if you are interested in making a donation: email@example.com or by phone at 630-803-2288
Thank you in advance for your support.