Sporting Club Culinary Crew Gets Cooking With Communities In Schools At Eastern Greenbrier Middle School “Moms And More” Breakfast A Success
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, West Virginia (April 20, 2015)
The Greenbrier Sporting Club recently volunteered to help with Communities In Schools of Greenbrier County at the Moms and More Breakfast. The free event was held on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at Eastern Greenbrier Middle School (EGMS) with six Sporting Club staff members participating, including Director of Food and Beverage, Clay Elkins. According to Elkins, “The Greenbrier Sporting Club wants to make a positive difference through active participation, investment and sponsorship, and setting the example of extraordinary community stewardship.”
The Moms and More Breakfast was sponsored by the National Network of Partnership Schools (NNPS) and PTO at EGMS. Communities In Schools of Greenbrier County is one of the community partners of NNPS. The goal of the NNPS is to reach out to families and the community and encourage their involvement in the school. This event was a “thank you” to all of the women who support EGMS students—Moms, Aunts, Grandmothers, Sisters, Neighbors, Mentors…any women who provide support to a student, which helps achieve success in school.
Communities In Schools of Greenbrier County (CISGC) is a local non-profit organization affiliated with the national organization of CIS. Their mission is to provide students with the necessary in-school and community supports needed to achieve academic success, graduate from high school and prepare for life as contributing, productive citizens in their communities. CISGC has developed partnerships with many local businesses, which in turn have supported CISGC programs.
The Greenbrier Sporting Club first developed a partnership with CISGC in 2006. As part of this year’s joint venture, The Sporting Club prepared the food for the Moms and More Breakfast, which had over 200 attendees. According to Neil Jones with CISGC at EGMS, the organizations are happy to partner with The Greenbrier Sporting Club for this program because “it shows just how much we appreciate female role models in our school as well as in our community.”
The missions of all these organizations have similar goals—encouraging the involvement of community members and families in the life of the schools, strengthening these connections, and supporting students. Working together and supporting the local community can achieve a better quality of life for all.