Pencil Project – Enochs High School BSU
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 10, 2012
Contact: Austin Grant
Enochs High School BSU President
To Support Children of War Torn Liberia, West Africa.
Modesto, CA—JANUARY 10, 2012 — Enochs High School today announced that The Enochs BSU (Black Student Union), a club at Enochs High School, is hosting a Pencil Drive project on February 13th through February 17th, 2012. The club is collecting pencils to be donated to Relief, Inc., for the children of war torn Liberia, West Africa. These children may have to walk miles to go to school and they don’t have the school supplies or technology advances that children today have throughout the USA.
During the Pencil Project, the plan is to have a doughnut party, or offer extra credit to the student that donates the most pencils. Every class will have a box in their classrooms labeled by the BSU Council.
Commenting on the project, Austin Grant, Enochs High School BSU President stated, “As the new President of the BSU, I want to influence the way the BSU is perceived by steering the club in a new direction, one that truly impacts the members in a positive way as well as what the organization represents. With all of the issues and opportunities that confront our society and the world today, the most responsible thing we could do is to focus our attention on issues that impact the world in a positive fashion. So, as a result, we must change the focus of the BSU. The first project that we are undertaking is the Pencil Project.”
The Pencil Project is open to the general public as well as Enoch High School. To participate in the BSU Pencil Project, stop by Enochs high school, located on 3201 Sylvan Ave. Modesto, CA, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., from February 13-17, 2012.
Grant’s inspiration for the Pencil Project came from the Founder and CEO of Relief Inc., Phebe Dennis-Fortt. Relief Inc. is a 501(C)(3) Non-Profit, NGO Humanitarian Organization that helps people in the local community as well in Liberia, West Africa. This organization caught Grant’s attention because they primarily help women and children. Relief Inc. has partnered with an elementary school in war torn Liberia, West Africa. This school is in need of all kind of school supplies, books and other essential educational items. As a result the Enochs BSU plan on collecting pencils so they can donate them to Relief, Inc. for the children.
We often times don’t really appreciate how fortunate we are to have access to an education, or pay close enough attention to our education. These kids may have to walk miles to go to school and they don’t have the school supplies or technology advances that we have. I hope we can help make a difference with this project,” Grant added.
For more information call the school at: (209) 550-3400, or Austin Grant at: (219) 789-2641″