Superintendent Greene speaks to youth at the Summer Enrichment Camp

Published 2:56 pm Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Summer Enrichment Camp continues as Aaron Greene, Polk County Schools superintendent, speaks to Polk County youth attending the camp. The camp, sponsored by the Unity in the Community organization, continues with some bonus days, after a full week packed with educational enrichment, recreational activities, arts and craft, and field trips.

Greene said, “Find something that you are good at, and become better at it. You have choices.  You have a community who cares about you, but you must make a commitment to get your education. A good education is one thing that no one can take from you. You are in a school system that cares about you and will help you reach your goal.”

Greene also encouraged the camp attendees to not let things or people get them sidetracked and to think about the people that they hang around with. He said to ask yourself if they were bringing you down, or lifting you up.

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After listening to the very moving and motivational speech, Greene took questions from the youth. During his speech, Greene mentioned that he “be bopped” a little. The session came to an end with the crowd applauding, as one of the youth challenged Greene to a “be bopping” contest, which Greene accepted.

The bonus days for the camp will be held July 20, August 2 and August 3 from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Breakfast, lunch and snacks served daily. Registration is still open. For more information, call Sharon Rogers at 828-289-0495.

The Summer Enrichment Camp is funded by a grant from the Polk County Community Foundation and is under the direction of John P. McIntyre.

– article submitted by David Staley