ESNC welcomes students back to school
CAMBRIDGE — Eastern Shore Network for Change organized a back-to-school rally to welcome Sandy Hill Elementary students on the first day of school Tuesday, Sept. 4.
Food was served and words of encouragement was passed on to students and parents as they arrived.
“Today, we partnered with the Eastern Shore Network for Change to have a back-toschool rally where we invited the community, especially men and women, and welcomed back all the children to Sandy Hill,” said Dorchester County Judy Center Coordinator Chareka Harris. “It served the purpose of getting student excited for the first day of school.”
Harris said the help from ESNC allowed for a smooth operation.
For Dion Banks, ESNC cofounder, what they saw hopping out of the school buses were not only just students preparing for the first day of school but future leaders of the community.
“The adults took more away from this than the kids because we saw the future businessman, lawyers, politicians at the state and local level, and this helps us understand who we are doing this for,” he said. “One of the things that people at the rally got united over was being able to have better schools for the kids because that has been an issue for Dorchester County for awhile now, with the state ranking and all.
“So having someone like Chareka, who is a big supporter of the Eastern Shore Network, is great,” he said. She has advocated for important programs for kids from birth to 5 to help improve the county’s education system and reputation.”
The Dorchester County Judy Center is a place where community leaders and business collaborate under one roof to serve children and their families. The program promotes school readiness from birth to early childhood and family support.
The ESNC is an allied resource for existing community based programs, local government, social service institutions, public schools, higher learning institutions, the department of corrections and courts.
For more information, contact the Judy Center at 410221-5268, and the Eastern Shore Network for Change at 443-521-4498, email@example.com or on Facebook.
Sandy Hill Elementary students were greeted by community members on the first day of school Tuesday, Sept. 4.