Happy September everyone!
Shoes for Glades has now formed a club at our school, and we are so excited about the successful turnout with the amount of students who are now inspired in making our county a better place. What we found really interesting was how many students my age do not even have any knowledge about the situation in Belle Glades, and I realized how necessary this project is. This is such a great opportunity to help those in need while also learning something new about ourselves. We have not met yet as a club; however, we are feeling ecstatic, and have thought of many ideas in which we can bring awareness for the greater need in Belle Glade.
Sorry for being a day late, things have just been so busy lately! For this month, we contacted, and actually had the chance to speak to the director and the senior planner of the Palm Beach County office of Community Revitalization. They actually invited Shoes for Glades to come and help at the Back to School Bash coming up in August, and afterwards, we are planning to meet with them once again. Later this month, we had a thirty minute phone call meeting with our VIP, Mr. Meyer, and my mentor, Ms. Ellen to recap on what has been happening with the project. After much discussion, we have decided to once again meet with Mrs. Perham from Back to Basics to maybe discuss a partnership and review the logistics of Shoes for Glades. As of now, we are waiting for her to return our call, and I can’t wait!
This month, Shoes for Glades has contacted someone from the city of Belle Glade, who could possibly make this project happen. Although, as for now, the project is a work in progress until we speak to the Senior Planner of the Board of County Commissioners at the County of Administration Office
About two weeks ago, I met with my VIP, Mr. Meyers, to discuss phases and what I could do to make Shoes for Glades a success. For phase one, we have agreed to gather information about my program. How many students need shoes? What kinds of shoes are most preferred? What school really needs this program? How can we implement this program? Over the past month after that meeting, I have scheduled to meet with principals from Belle Glade elementary schools on May 9th to go over the program. Hopefully I can find out how it can be implemented possibly in the next school year in at least one of the elementary schools in Belle Glade. Can’t wait! 🙂