Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Rapid Printing, Empowering’s Unsung Hero

Empowering Darke County Youth Assistant Program Coordinator
Kay Sloat poses with Bob Claudy, owner of Rapid Printing,
while picking up this year’s Empowering After School Program signup sheets.
GREENVILLE – Empowering Darke County Youth would like to thank Bob Claudy, owner of Rapid Printing, for his years of support for the county’s youth.

“He is truly an unsung hero,” said Bob Robinson, Empowering Program Coordinator. “He has printed all of our signup forms, business cards and any other printing needs we’ve had since day one. He’s never asked for a penny.”

Robinson added that Claudy’s service to young people didn’t start with the Empowering programs.

“Bob has been our printer since 2011 when we established the Senior Scribes Scholarship Fund… again never charging for anything we asked of him. All he ever said was he was glad to help. It was for our kids.”

Robinson noted that this year the After School Program signup forms are on colored stock to make them stand out for parents. Colored stock is more expensive. No problem. Bob had them ready in a couple of hours. No charge.

“If you have a chance, please stop by and thank him for his support. We truly appreciate it.”

Empowering will be enrolling students at Greenville Elementary and Middle School for its third After School Program. Since 2016 the organization has provided nearly 7,700 contact hours of tutoring and support to 339 students.

The Empowering Mission: Empowering Darke County Youth is a United Way Partner Agency providing 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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