LSC-CyFair outreach efforts benefit Lieder Elementary
Lone Star College-CyFair’s (LSC-CyFair) community outreach programs have benefited Lieder Elementary School students and staff all year.
Last fall, the 2010-2011 Student Ambassadors at LSC-CyFair chose to adopt Lieder Elementary, a Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District (CFISD) Title I school, meaning 80 percent or more of the students are on a free or reduced lunch program.
Opportunities to help began in the fall semester with a school supply drive and several LSC-CyFair staff volunteering to participate in CFISD’s Bus Buddies program, as well as to mentor students in need of a little extra help with schoolwork.
By the spring semester, the Tennis Team joined efforts with players volunteering to introduce the game of tennis to more than 300 Lieder students. In addition, this team not only donated $500 worth of equipment, such as 52 rackets, 60 foam tennis balls and a quick start net, but they also used money from voluntary team dues to purchase equipment for the school.
Throughout this past year, the ambassadors held several campus fundraising efforts earmarked for new Lieder playground equipment since nearly all of their equipment was condemned and removed over the summer. With a fundraising theme of “Lieder Leopards Need to Play,” the ambassadors held two semester cupcake sales and a raffle. In April, LSC-CyFair College Relations Director Michelle Tran, Student Ambassador Coordinator Rachel Valle and the student ambassadors presented Lieder Elementary School with checks totaling nearly $3,200.
As the academic year came to a close this May, LSC-CyFair provided one more opportunity to get elementary school children thinking about college. Approximately 200 fourth-graders toured the Barker Cypress campus from the Center for the Arts to the Advanced Manufacturing Center to the children’s library. They also observed and visited student firefighter cadets at the Emergency Services Education Center, as well as participated in a question and answer session with Dean Ted Lewis and Vice President for Student Learning Dr. Feleccia Moore-Davis.
For information on LSC-CyFair’s youth programs, such as the library’s Summer Reading Program or Discovery College, go to lonestar.edu. For information on the college's Student Ambassador Program, go to lonestar.edu/student-ambassadors.
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