The Greece Teachers Association recently established its Social Justice Team to help causes in the community and it’s newest initiative, Kindergarten to College, plans for all Greece kindergarten students to have New York state 529 savings plans.The group chose English Village Elementary School with its 150 kindergarten students as its pilot school. GTA hopes to have a 529 account set up for each student, and will match the initial $25 deposit for each kindergarten student as an
From November 30th-December 14th, Athena Middle School and Athena High School Student Councils partnered together to sponsor a Toys for Tots Drive. Together the students and staff collected over 400 toys that will be delivered by the U.S. Marines to needy families in our area. Toys were collected for boys and girls from infant to 14 years of age.
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The Social Justice Committee of the GTA worked in collaboration with the Greece Central School District to significantly reduce student supply costs for many buildings in the district for this current school year. The goal moving forward will to spread the impact of this initiative throughout the entire school district for 2016-2017.
The Social Justice Committee of the GTA wanted to make a difference for students wanting to play musical instruments who were struggling with the cost of rent or ownership. Through a gently used musical instrument drive for district staff, almost $2,700 worth of instruments were collected. These instruments will be used by students in the district who could not otherwise afford to participate in our district’s school music program.