Wilma Brown, educational chairman, Karen Jarrett and Denise
Cardwell, co-chairs, and committee members, hold weekly
workshop sessions with the Toledo area junior and senior
students who participate in the Debutante Cotillion
Scholarship program each Wednesday from January to May at
Keyser Elementary School.
The members of the Education Committee network with members
from Phi Delta Kappa, YWCA, Books 4 Buddies, TLOD, the
University of Toledo, various TPS schools, NANBPWC Maumee
Bay Club and so many other service and community
organizations. The committee has also collected belts to
donate each year to elementary boys to prevent them from
having sagging pants.
The Toledo Club of NANBPWC would like to thank TPS Principal
Natasha Allen and Assistant Principal Jason Duris for
supporting the NANBPWC, INC.-Toledo Club.
Allen stated that, "We appreciate the support of NANBPWC and
the donations of school supplies for her students."
Allen said Keyser is committed to academic excellence. The
staff, Keyser family and students work hard toward focusing
on educational, personal and social goals. Parents are
strongly encouraged to become involved in the school. When
parents attend school, they demonstrate to other children
that they value school and education. Attending events like
Open House, Math Nights, Parent Teacher Conference, and PTO
meetings are all important ways that parents learn about
what goes on in school.
Volunteers (like NANBPWC ) are important examples of shared
responsibilities. There are many opportunities for
volunteers, whether it's the classrooms, participating in
PTO activities, helping in the library or chaperoning field
Parents can also learn about these opportunities through
school newsletters, PTO and fliers.
The National Program focuses on making our communities aware
of ways we help through the (LET'S) program
as well as
( HEED )
D evelopment .
The Toledo Club has a Youth Club under the direction of
Alexii Collins , second vice president and Youth Club
Advisor. Educational training is provided to the youth to
help with ways they can also follow the National Program
Initiative as well. They have had training on:
How to conduct a meeting
Power Point Presentations
Community service projects
Toledo Club President Frances Collins, PhD, and First Vice
President and Program Chair Denise Black-Poon delivered the
club's donation of school supplies. Black-Poon noted that
sometimes children will perform better and have higher
expectations in life if they receive the proper guidance
from the community, individual help, and family. Proper
school supplies, books and financial support are needed to
build the foundation, and spending time with each child to
challenge their minds makes it fun and excites their
Black-Poon also stated that the Toledo Club supports
education from elementary to college years through
donations, scholarships, and workshops.