My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Engaging Creative Minds, Charleston, SC, USA
Engaging Creative Minds is changing the lives of faculty, staff, and students at Burns Elementary in North Charleston, South Carolina.
Each Wednesday morning ECM greets our students and families...and by greet our families I mean GREET our families! All parents and bus drivers are served piping hot coffee and gourmet doughnuts as they drop off students at school.
Students are treated to stilt walkers, face painting, African drummers and dancers, bubble machines, cheerleaders, uplifting music and so much more! The main point is that the students are treated!
Burns Elementary is an impoverished and under performing school with attendance and tardiness concerns. This partnership with ECM has increased on time arrival for school on Wednesday...as well as increased car riders on Wednesday mornings! Our students look forward to each Wednesday as they bound out of the cars and off of the buses.
Many of our staff has stated that on Wednesday, behaviors are improved and office behavior referrals are decreased.
Oh, Engaging Creative Minds also feeds the staff each and every Wednesday morning.
On Wednesday afternoons, Engaging Creative Minds arrives just before dismissal and makes certain that every student has a hug or high five and pack of smarties to finish off the day.
Needless to say, Burns Elementary LOVES Engaging Creative Minds. We feel as if they should be called Engaging Creative Hearts and Minds!!!