by Juliette Rocheleau, Team Leader & AmeriCorps Member proudly serving on the Capital Area United Way Team at Capitol Middle School

Back to school and back in action, our corps members are fired up! This Friday marks the end of the second week in schools for our corps members serving in East Baton Rouge Schools. Check out what's been going on at a few of our schools!

Our first year partnership with Melrose Elementary Bulldogs started strong with morning greeting both staff and students. The teachers like morning greeting so much, they ask to get greeted multiple times! Senior corps member and team leader at Melrose Elmentary, Manda Wittebort said, "Our bulldogs' service shows their genuine kind hearts, strong work ethic and ability to be both teammates and leaders." 

At Capitol Middle School, the Diplomas Now team put on an assembly focused on attendance. The students heard about the EBR school policy, then participated in a relay race mashing together attendance trivia and puzzles. The winning grade received a free dress day and a pizza party. “I'm really excited to come every day," first year corps member Maliah Mathis said, "I get amped up when I’m driving over I can’t wait to see anything new that happens.”

At Broadmoor Middle School, the City Year Buccaneers spent time building and strengthening their team base doing activities like the human knot. "For better or worse," their mission statement reads, "We will challenge and uplift each other until graduation do we part."

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