Since FWCC’s creation more than a century ago, education has been a cornerstone of our beliefs and programs. We are very proud that our members helped to establish a public library in Frederick and later purchased carpeting and furniture for the first children's room. Today, we carry on that dedication by working to improve literacy, education awareness, and academic achievement through several major initiatives.
With money raised at Mardi Gras and through other sources,we award several academic scholarships and awards each year, including a $1,000 scholarship to a Mardi Gras princess, as well as deserving students of FCC. We also sponsor a young person each year for the Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership program.
During the school year, members volunteer at Lincoln Elementary School in a reading program. Working with school reading specialists, our members learn about the special needs of the children in the program. Then the school pairs a child needing help with reading with one of our members for weekly sessions. Each child in the program receives books in our Reading for Christmasprogram and we hold an ice cream party at the end of each school year to celebrate student achievement.
FWCC actively supports two local nonprofits-Blessings in a Backpack and the Student Homelessness Initiative Partnership (SHIP). Both programs benefit at risk children in our community.
For more information on how you can become involved, contact, Gina Opatovsky (email@example.com), Education Projects Committee Manager