Continental Societies, Inc. Project
Educational & Vocational Training | Columbia, Maryland
BreatheTide is sponsoring the expansion of the Continental Societies, Inc. school year 2022-2023 programming for Cradlerock Elementary School (CRES) and Lake Elkhorn Middle School (LEMS). The expansion includes book purchase program for CRES and LMES AND other programming initiatives for 2022-2023 school year.
BreaktheTide is sponsoring the expansion of the Continental Societies, Inc. school year 2022-23 programming for Cradlerock Elementary School (CRES) and Lake Elkhorn Middle School (LEMS).
The program expansion includes book purchase program and other initiatives for CRES and LEMS.
- The Black Student Achievement Program (BSAP) Scholars Breakfast – (for honor roll students who are awarded books and educational games)
- The African American Read-In – (If desired, child gets their own book to take home and each CRES classroom participates and are “judged” in a door decorating contest)
- Red Ribbon Drug Education Week – (Poster contest for CRES students)
- Unheard Perspectives – (Student’s presentations on black history will be judged)
Continental Societies provides the resources to over 1,000 students (460 students at CRES, 400 students at LEMS, 200 students from community at National PanHellenic Council (NPHC) Black History Fair.
The purpose of the programming empowers students not only with self-awareness, pride and confidence in the African-American history but also increase their reading skills, their love of reading and to build their home libraries (expect them to share books with siblings).
Some of the book titles are:
- Junetenth for Mazie
- Don’t Touch My Hair
- The Me I Choose to Be
- Dream Big, Little One
- You Should Meet Mae Jemison
- The World Belongs to Us
- History Smashers
- Ada Twist, Scientists
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Continental Societies, Inc. Columbia, MD Chapter is a non-profit 501(C)3 organization whose purpose is to promote the economic, educational and social welfare of underserved children and youth; and to enhance their recreational activities, and to promote additional experiences necessary for their optimal development.
Continental Societies, Inc. Columbia, MD Chapter was established in 1992 to provide children in our schools and communities the best quality programs and activities in our 5-point programmatic thrust in the areas of Health, Education, Employment, Recreation, plus Arts and Humanities.
One of our founding members, Sara Clark, a dedicated teacher in DC Public Schools, was lost in the attacks on 9/11/01. One of our key accomplishments is that over the last 20 years we have awarded over $21,000 in scholarships through the Howard County Foundation for Black Education and Cultural Achievement in memory of Continental Sara Clark. Other initiatives include:
- Contributed food and toiletries to the Cradlerock Elementary School (CRES) food pantry;
- Collected food donations for Martin Luther King (MLK) Day of service and donated it to the Howard County Food Bank Education; and
- Provided incentives for CRES’s annual Turkey Trot promoting exercise and healthy living.