Friday, January 26, 2018

Greenville Eagles supports Empowering programs

Eagles Trustee Brent Siders, on behalf of the Eagles 2177
Officers and Board of Trustees, makes a major donation to
Empowering Darke County Youth. Accepting it is
Bob Robinson, Empowering Program Coordinator.
GREENVILLE - Greenville Eagles 2177 made a major contribution to Empowering Darke County Youth recently. Noting the progress Empowering’s After School Program has made working with students struggling academically, Eagles Trustee Brent Siders said this is what the Eagles is about… the youth in the community.

The Greenville Eagles, a fraternal organization, promotes service to family and community. It has sponsored many community oriented events and services over the years, including the Shriners Burn Centers, Greenville softball, Girl Scouts, the Annie Oakley Festival and more. It has given more than $15,000 in scholarships to children and grandchildren of members to help with college expenses.

“Your After School program is a good one,” Siders said, noting the Eagles’ decision to donate to Empowering. “It helps the kids and our community. We are proud to support it.”

Eagles membership has grown over the years and remains open to the public. Anyone interested in joining may stop in at F.O.E. 2177 – Greenville Fraternal Organization of Eagles – at 113 E. Third Street and fill out an application. The organization offers many services open to the public, including breakfast and lunch, and regular live entertainment.

Established in March, 2016, Empowering Darke County Youth has completed two years of summer tutoring to students throughout the county and is in its second year of after school tutoring to students at Greenville Elementary and Intermediate School. Edison State Darke County students are the backbone of the program, tutoring the younger students as part of their community service and coursework commitments. Donations help to pay for supplies and snacks, as well as experienced and licensed tutors.

The Empowering Mission: Empowering Darke County Youth provides After School and Summer Tutoring programs to assist students in the areas of language arts and math with the goal of Strong Students for a Strong Community.

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