A number of the Key Club members from Judson Early College Academy spent a Saturday recently to make a difference in their corner of the world. They get out and do what they can to twice a month in cleaning up the community. It's called "Adopt A Spot and they joined forces with Psi Alpha Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., one of the city's leading fraternal nonprofit organizations, to get their "spot" spic and span. As the group fanned out and began their work, they were greeted by local business owners and local residents who were pleased see them out. The JECA Key Club is led by its officers and club sponsor Coach J. Coleman who have decided that one of their goals this school year will be to maintain a positive presence in the community and grow as student leaders.
Key Club is an international student-led organization which provides its members with ways to offer service, build character and develop leadership.
United Way is an organization that provides financial support to a number of great organizations in San Antonio and the surrounding counties. Many of those organizations help people who can't help themselves or who just need some help through a tough stretch. The United Way campaign begins October 13, 2016 and runs through the end of the month. We hope everyone participates...in fact there will be a drawing among campuses with 98-100 percent participation for a $1,000 grant from the Judson Education Foundation.
Some important preps have been going on too. The first meeting of the United Way Campus Champions was recently hosted at JISD District Office as everyone got organized and pumped to kickoff this year's campaign.
National Night Out is a big effort across the country to visit with and in some cases reacquaint ourselves with our neighbors to assert safety and security in our neighborhoods. It joins citizens with each other and our law enforcement agencies to work together for safer cities. Participating in this effort were Judson High School students with the Criminal Justice program. They were sponsors helping support the Converse Police Department's part in the evening. It's great to see these students volunteering their time and efforts.
Mary gets her Buddy Walk T-shirt
The San Antonio Downs Syndrome Buddy Walk is an annual event that many JISD students participate in each year. They're there to support Judson High School student Mary Fortino. Student athletes from both Veterans Memorial and Judson High Schools came out to walk and encourage her in this big event. Along with the kids that came out, there were coaches Rachel Torvil, Wrenee Danaher and Stacy Halim from Veteran's Memorial. Participating from Judson High School there were coaches Triva Corrales and Theresa Urbanovsky.
Judson Athletes with Mary Fortino
Veterans Memorial Athletes with Mary Fortino
Mary with Basketball player Kyra White