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Pali Senior Conducts Parenting Classes at Cornerstone Church for Girl Scout Gold Award Project

My daughter Natalie Schoemann, who is a Senior at Palisades Charter High School, recently completed her Girl Scout Gold Award Project.

She put together a reading program to support parenting classes at Cornerstone Church in West Los Angeles.

Natalie suffers from dyslexia and reading and writing have been a struggle. As such, she felt it important to help children get a 'jump start' with reading.

Generally, those who attend the parenting classes can't afford babysitting. Natalie designed the program to read to the children during the class.

She marshaled friends and family to donate over 100 books and created tote bags from donated t-shirts so the kids could take books home. Natalie even made sit-upons, so the children would have cushions to sit on during the reading time.

Sustainability is one of the project requirements. To that end, Natalie created a digital sign-up sheet for volunteering so that once she goes to college the program will continue.

Natalie is very proud of the fact that the program is booked with enough students to read at the monthly class for over a year.

-- Sam Schoemann

--Cornerstone Church in West Los Angeles is located at 1609 S Barrington Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90025. It is non-denominational.


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