CAR hears report on Mountain Schools

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Leah Swanstrom receives assistance from Amelia Alford during her historic preservation presentation.

Fort Jesup Society, C.A.R. held its September meeting on Saturday September 7.

Allie Tarver gave her report on the Mountain Schools. There are six schools located throughout the country that the DAR and C.A.R. help support. All of these schools were started in rural and disadvantaged areas where public education was not accessible. The mission of these schools is to provide traditional values and educational skills to the students in order to help them reach their full potential in life. While each school has a different focus, they serve a variety of special needs programs including adult literacy, attention deficit disorder, dyslexia, and children in family crisis. Today the DAR Schools serve thousands of students from pre-school through college and are helping to make a difference in their lives. Each school is now owned and operated by a private, non-profit corporation in the state in which it is located. She reminded all to continue collecting box tops for the schools and these will be mailed to the schools after the December meeting.


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