Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Ramco continues its support for Empowering programs

Jase Barhorst, Ramco Electric Motors Human Resources Manager, left, along with Dennis Eckstein, Ramco Controller, right, present a check to Bob Robinson, Empowering Darke County Youth Program Coordinator. 
GREENVILLE - Ramco Electric Motors continues its support of Empowering Programs for the third straight year.

“The community has been good to us,” said Jase Barhorst, Ramco Human Resources Manager. “We want to give back where we can. Helping our children build their future is a good way to do it.”

Barhorst responded to the progress Empowering had made with its After School Program, noting, “It sounds like the program was making a meaningful impact.” Empowering’s request for help highlighted, among other points, its third graders passing their Reading Guarantee last year, nine students getting Merit or Honor Roll, some for the first time, and individual cases this year where students have gone from D’s and F’s to A’s and B’s in targeted areas.

“One student had only been in our program about two months,” Bob Robinson, Empowering Program Coordinator, said. “She was struggling in math. After grade cards came out, her grandmother proudly showed her report… it had gone from a D minus to a C plus.”

There are many people involved in the success of a child, Robinson continued, from the teachers, staff and families, to the Edison and community volunteers, and to companies and organizations like Ramco that are willing to support the program through their donations. “Our thanks goes to all of them.”

Empowering Darke County Youth is a 501c3 United Way Partner. Find out how you can help by emailing or messaging the Empowering Facebook page.

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