Bonner Scholars Program Gives $2,000 to Adair County Schools
Posted on Tuesday, July 02, 2013 [3:06 PM]
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- The Lindsey
Wilson College Bonner Scholars Program awarded $2,000 in grants
Tuesday to Adair County schools. The grants will be used to enhance
after-school programs at Adair County Elementary School and Adair
County Primary Center.
A $1,500 grant was given to Camp Casey, a
long-running after-school program that has been held at Colonel
William Casey Elementary School and will be held this fall at Adair
County Primary Center; and a $500 grant was given to Camp Safari, a
developing after-school program at Adair County Elementary
"We are so pleased to be able to assist both of
these outstanding after-school programs," said Lindsey Wilson
College Director of Civic Engagement and Student Leadership Amy Thompson-Wells, who helps oversee the Bonner Scholars Program. "Both of these
programs assist hundreds of Adair County families and strengthen
Camp Casey served more than 350 school children in
2012-13, and Adair County Schools 21st Century Director Dana Harmon
said she expects it to serve even more students this school year
when the program moves to Adair County Primary Center.
After being tested with a limited number of
students in 2012-13, Camp Safari will be open to this school year
to all students at Adair County Elementary School, which includes
kindergarten through sixth grade.
Created in partnership with the Bonner Foundation,
the LWC Bonner Scholars Program aims to transform the lives of
students, the life of their campuses, their local communities and
the world through service and leadership. During the 2012-13 school
year, LWC Bonner Scholars donated more than 29,000 hours of
community service to 15 non-profit groups in the region.
Earlier this summer, the LWC Bonner Scholars
Program received an AppLE Award from Forward in the Fifth in
Somerset, Ky., for its support of education in Adair