The Family Learning Center (FLC) of Edwards on Monday issued the following press release on its new ‘Adopt-A-Classroom’ program:
Edwards, CO (November 23, 2020) ― While the age of pen pals has passed, the Family Learning Center (FLC) is looking to create the same sense of camaraderie in the community as in the days-of-old. FLC, located off Highway 6 in Edwards, is launching an ‘Adopt-A-Classroom’ program to connect community members in the Eagle River Valley with the early childhood education center’s students and teachers.
“We want the community to know FLC not just by the name, but by the teachers and students that make FLC what it is,” said Whitney Young, director of operations at FLC. “Many people have fond memories of writing to a pen pal and eagerly awaiting their response. We want to mimic that in a more modern format.”
Community members can participate in the ‘Adopt-A-Classroom’ through a monthly classroom sponsorship. The classroom sponsorship is available as a recurring monthly gift, minimum $40. Community members can select their level of participation in the program and become that classroom’s ‘buddy.’
Each level of giving comes with a virtual introduction to the adopted classroom, handwritten notes and cards from students, bi-monthly virtual hellos, and other surprise-and-delights. Community ‘buddies’ are encouraged to write to students and teachers also.
“With the current environment created by COVID-19, we had to rethink our annual fundraising event, and I think we are all craving more socialization and sense of community,” said Young. “The funds raised through this ‘Adopt-A-Classroom’ program help provide our students and teachers with valuable resources and allows us to continue to offer more affordable tuition for families within our community.”
Every contribution to FLC makes a difference to the center, such as:
To register, donate or learn more about the ‘Adopt-A-Classroom’ program, visit https://www.coloradogives.org/flcadoptaclassroom.
For those interested in a one-time cause gift, please consider making a donation to FLC on or before Colorado Gives Day, December 8, 2020, at https://www.coloradogives.org/FamilyLearningCenter.