EMBA supports CAFÉ’s Washington, DC Trip for Blue Ridge 6th grade students
EMBA, the Endless Mountains Business Association, recently presented a check of three hundred and fifty dollars in support of CAFÉ’s annual Washington, DC trip. CAFÉ, Creative Adventures for Education, Inc, was founded in 2000 as a 501c3 nonprofit corporation which exists for the sole purpose of serving the students of the Blue Ridge School District in order to further their knowledge about, understanding of, and appreciation for our governments.
Each year CAFÉ coordinates a 4 day/3 night tour to Washington, DC for all Blue Ridge 6th grade students scheduled for April 29th thru May 2nd this year. This is a program that allows students in our area to experience our Nation’s Capital, its monuments and museums. It affords the kids a better understanding of how our government works. It costs each child $350 to participate. In order to facilitate this trip, the members of the Board of Directors volunteer their time and work collaboratively with others in the community to raise funds to pay for the trip and make all arrangements for staffing, transportation, housing, meals, special appearances, ticket procurement, first aid and safety / security for the trip. The children involved also sell candy bars to help raise monies toward their own way.
CAFÉ is always appreciative of any contributions as their goal is that no child be left behind for an inability to pay their way. This is the first year EMBA has contributed toward this very worthwhile curriculum. For further information on EMBA and our mission of connecting local businesses to encourage growth, please call Ethel Boccafogli at (570) 756-2489.
Tom Chamberlain, CAFÉ Board of Directors president, is presented with a check by Kim Smith, EMBA treasurer, along with Ethel Boccafogli, EMBA president.
Submitted by Lisa Ciavola, EMBA secretary