Guest blog by Kristin Hinshaw, ALA National Headquarters Education Committee Program Coordinator
Even though classes are not in session during the summer months, there are still plenty of things the American Legion Auxiliary can do for our Education program during that time. Administrators and many teachers keep summer hours. Call the school office to set a date and time for a meeting. If you have to leave a message, don’t be concerned. They may only be in the office a couple days a week during the summer. Be sure to explain who you are, why you’re calling, and that you want to help.
Some ways the ALA can help our schools include:
Keep track of what you do so you can include it in your mid-year and annual reports. And, as always, be branded and take lots of pictures!
How the ALA Education program has helped:
Our American Legion Auxiliary Education program knows the importance in acknowledging the sacrifices of our servicemembers’ children. To that end, the Children of Warriors National Presidents’ Scholarship was created to support the children of our warriors.
This month, we share a letter of gratitude from Children of Warriors National Presidents’ Scholarship recipient Amy E. Glover, submitted by the Department of Massachusetts Eugene M. Connor Unit 193:
“I just wanted to say thank you from my family and I for awarding me this prestigious scholarship! I know it would have been an honor for my grandfather to know that I, his granddaughter, was awarded this scholarship. It means so much to my family and I that you have decided to support me in my education at Wheaton College in Norton, MA. With this scholarship, I will be able to become a high school history teacher and be able to teach the youth about all the amazing things veterans have done for our country. Thank you very much!”
ALA scholarship information and applications can be found at www.ALAforVeterans.org/scholarships, on the ALA Education program Facebook group at www.Facebook.com, or you can contact National Headquarters at (317) 569-4500 or education@ALAforVeterans.org.
In the spirit of Service, Not Self, the mission of the American Legion Auxiliary is to support The American Legion and to honor the sacrifice of those who serve by enhancing the lives of our veterans, military, and their families, both at home and abroad. For God and Country, we advocate for veterans, educate our citizens, mentor youth, and promote patriotism, good citizenship, peace and security.