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MONARCH — On Wednesday, April 23, 2014 and Thursday, April 24, 2014, the Save the Children Afterschool Program and the ESSS Program at Monarch Elementary School and Foster Park Elementary, enjoyed a visit from Mr. Mark Shriver, who is the Save the Children Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives. His initiative, Be the Voice, advocates on behalf of children living in poverty. Mr. Shriver is also the author of A Good Man: Rediscovering My Farther, Sargent Shriver.

Also visiting with Mr. Shriver were members of the Father’s Day Mother’s Day Council which raises money for good causes. For the past two years, the council has chosen Save the Children as their primary beneficiary. We are thankful to have these representatives, Laurie Dowley, Dana Verrill, and Sunil Sani of the council who are instrumental in making donations happen for the Save the Children Program.

Mr. Shriver and the council members enjoyed visiting with the children at Monarch Elementary School where they participated in the afterschool snack time and physical activity with Miss Meka Adams. They interacted with the children during snack time and physical activity and the Read Aloud parts of the program. They also went on a home visit and community tour with Mrs. Christy Latham and Mrs. Amy Griffith. On Thursday, the council visited Foster Park Elementary to observe the Save the Children In School Program with Mrs. Tammy Williams. They interacted with the children in the Emergent Reader and GIRP (Guided Independent Reading Practice) parts of the in school program.

Before departing to back to New York, everyone enjoyed a luncheon provided by the principal and staff of Save the Children Program at Foster Park Elementary.

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