On March 12, Port Orange Elks Lodge #2723 presented $400 to Atlantic High School in Port Orange, Fla., to assist in the after-school/Saturday tutoring program and the senior remediation program which accounts for Atlantic's high graduation rate. These programs encourage students to put forth effort toward their studies for hours on end. Most of these students are receive free or reduced-cost lunches. These programs generally occur outside times in which the cafeteria can provide food, so in those times, snacks, drinks and incentives are provided to the students when possible. The lodge’s donation will be used to purchase these items. This not only fuels their brains but also provides a motivating factor for students to attend regularly.
Pictured at the presentation are Stephen Hinson, principal; Linda Lee, Exalted Ruler; and Mrs. Dawn Alves, assistant principal.