BRIGHT KEY® SELMA STREET ELEMENTARY MENTORING STUDENTS VISIT CAMP ALAFLO
60 Students in Selma Street Elementary’s Bright Key® Mentoring Program to visit Camp Alaflo
New Brockton, Alabama - The Bright Key® Mentoring Program at Selma Street Elementary School will send 60 students to Camp Alaflo in New Brockton, Alabama, for a one-day adventure in the outdoors on April 13.
“The trip will expose the boys to the outdoors and outdoor recreation that is offered through Boy Scouts of America®,” said Bright Key® Selma Street Coordinator Jennifer Campbell.
The visit to camp will include four stations: Archery, BB gun range, a nature hike and a fire with marshmallow roasting. Lunch will also be provided by the Boy Scouts. Volunteers from Church of the Crossing will accompany the students for the day and serve as additional mentors.
The Bright Key® Mentoring Program Team (led by school parents and staff) forged a partnership with Boy Scouts of America® in 2017 after identifying the need for boys in the school to interact with trained adults that will encourage them to grow into their best future selves. Each week the students meet in the Bright Key® Academic Dream Room at Selma Street Elementary with staff and volunteers from the Alabama-Florida Council of Boy Scouts of America®. The group operates as a functioning Boy Scouts Troop learning skills, following the Scout Oath and Law and earning badges.
For more information about the Bright Key® program and this event, contact Bright Key® District Coordinator for Dothan City Schools, Brittany Shepard, at (334)589-9148 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT Bright Key®
Bright Key® is a partnership between Wiregrass Foundation and Dothan City Schools to pilot an innovative, grassroots community school initiative in area schools Bright Key® involves school-community stakeholders (teachers, parents, and others) in the identification and implementation of programs and services to maximize the academic potential of every child. Each school’s program is uniquely tailored to positively impact the children, schools, families and communities of the individual school. Programs and services will be invited into the schools through a self-sustaining partner model that will continually engage the active participation of the stakeholders. Bright Key® has been at Highlands Elementary and Selma Street Elementary for over six years and has expanded to Heard Elementary and Morris Slingluff Elementary where the initiative is in its first year.