WAYNE — West Virginia initial woman Cathy Justice stopped by Wayne Elementary College on July 1 during her tour of West Virginia universities to remind learners they can expand up to be whoever they want to be if they perform tough and stay in university.
“You all can do everything in everyday living you want to do — you can go to faculty to be about anything you want,” Justice claimed. “But first of all, you need to have to occur to university. That’s incredibly important occur each individual working day.”
The take a look at was aspect of Justice’s travel to Communities in Faculties (CIS) packages in West Virginia. CIS is Justice’s nonprofit training initiative to bring local community resources into educational institutions, with the intention of trying to keep young children in college and on observe to graduate from significant school.
Wayne County was extra to the CIS method just final calendar year, and is now component of 31 counties that perform with communities to deliver means for learners.
Justice witnessed pupils in action Thursday as they labored a lemonade stand outside the house, a final result of the school’s Summer season Exploration Camp.
The camp is an chance for pupils to acquire additional mastering time that was missing thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, although also finding out existence capabilities, according to Principal Melissa Maynard.
Justice stated there is no greater way to educate learners than to exhibit them a real-globe knowledge of developing their have organization and studying how to provide their products.
She mentioned it is a purpose to motivate students to go to school each working day and to also tell them if they pick out not to attend college or university right after graduation, there are other prospects in trade colleges and the workforce — which is what Communities in Faculties is all about.
Justice also inspired pupils to be very pleased of where by they arrive from and be very pleased of their accomplishments.
“We want the young children to come to feel excellent about themselves for the reason that they have each option now with the Communities in Universities,” she explained. “We’re listed here to help them do their very best and make them sense much better about on their own.”
Wayne County Superintendent Todd Alexander stated it was terrific that Justice was capable to see the students’ operate on the lemonade stand because she was able to see the point out funding in action as effectively as the kids’ enjoyment.
“The condition has provided us with the money to work our summer courses, and so it was really superior that they had been capable to appear down and see how we have been making use of those resources,” he reported. “And the little ones have been really fired up to see her. It looked like they have been actually content to have her below, so it was wonderful that she was equipped to go to.”
Justice also visited Huntington Middle University and Southside Elementary School in Cabell County on Thursday.