Walk the Road 2016: Bridges to Educational Achievement

The theme of our annual Walk the Road event this year is “Bridges to Educational Achievement.” On Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m., participants from Atlanta and beyond will have the opportunity to contribute time, talent, and treasure to our local D. H. Stanton Elementary School.

The afternoon will include three activities: 1) volunteer service projects at D. H. Stanton; 2) STE(A)M projects (see below); and 3) a fellowship dinner.

Many bridges lead to educational achievement in Peoplestown, including the soon to be built Sheltering Arms Early Education and Family Center; Emmaus House programs for children and families, schools in the Jackson cluster, The Study Hall, and community offerings.

Emmaus House partners with D. H. Stanton to improve educational opportunities for children and youth. For instance, this fall the Emmaus House program, Homework Relief Boot Camp for Parents, will take place at the school.

In September, Emmaus House’s Saturday Arts program will evolve to become Saturday STE(A)M. In partnership with Community Guilds and the award-winning STE(A)M Truck, we will supplement our traditional arts programing with science, technology, engineering, and math projects. During Walk the Road, youth and community members will engage in interactive STE(A)M projects focused on building bridges.

Our longtime partner and friends at Church of the Annunciation, Marietta will provide the fellowship dinner.  This ministry provides a festive cookout for all the participants and neighbors that drop in.

We suggest a donation of $10.00 and five cans of food for our food pantry. Those who donate will receive a free Walk the Road t-shirt.