April 3, 2014
Roberts Math and Science Club Participate in Adopt-A-School
Back Row (left to Right): School Principal Rodney Moore, Parent Liason: Jewell Brown, RWC college students: Elizabeth Osborne, Maggie Bisig, Ariana Zimmer, Sarah Phelan, and Katie Schrenker Front Row: Fourth grade students: Shyasia Hill, Saul Davis, Tatiana Jackson and RayKim Chenier.
Rochester, N.Y. - On March 28th, several students and faculty from the Math and Science Club at Roberts Wesleyan College delivered science kits, food, and uniforms to School #3 in Rochester. For the past four years, the Roberts Math and Science Club have participated in Adopt-a-School, a program sponsored by the American Chemical Society. In this program, students and faculty volunteer once a month in a Rochester City School District fourth grade classroom and teach hands-on science lessons.
This year, the Roberts Math and Science Club adopted all three fourth grade classes at School #3: the Nathaniel Rochester Community School. In order to meet some significant needs of the school, the Math and Science Club, in conjunction with the Joanna Fund, purchased over 150 school uniforms, provided over $1200 worth of nonperishable food items to start a food pantry, and purchased eight science kits for instructional use in grades K-2.
The Roberts Math and Science students have been dedicated to this work and have become positive role models for the students. They look forward to working with School #3 in the years to come.
About Roberts Wesleyan College
With an enrollment of nearly 1,800 students and a tradition of excellence since 1866, Roberts Wesleyan College is a leader among liberal arts and professional studies colleges with a Christian worldview. Striving for higher learning with a higher purpose, the College offers more than 50 undergraduate programs taught by high-quality, caring faculty, and graduate programs in business, education, health administration, healthcare informatics administration, marketing, nursing, school counseling and school psychology, and social work. Innovative undergraduate degree-completion programs are also available for working adults in health administration, nursing, organizational management and teacher education.