The Sir John A. Cumber Primary and John Gray High School each serve 800 students from ages 5 through 16 years old. We support these youths through our student mentoring program, “Succeed Through Service.” Our men and women are committed to “Reading Buddies” initiatives at Sir John A. Cumber Primary to improve literacy and create lifelong readers. Empowerment presentations at area schools introduce children to the limitless opportunities within reach, teaching success through service. Students learn vocational skills in an engaging environment as men and women share exciting hospitality industry experiences.
General School Supplies:
Colored Pencils, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Rulers, and Solar Calculators
(English) Math, Science, and World Maps
(English) Age Appropriate Story Books, Health, and Language/Grammar
Flash Drives/Memory Sticks
Jump Ropes and Soccer Balls
Listed on this page are the specific needs requested by the community project(s) so you can choose exactly what to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you take them. If you prefer, you may reach out directly to them to inquire about items which may be available for purchase locally. Arranging visits to community projects is beyond the scope of our mission. If you wish to visit a project, contact the participant and they can let you know what is possible.
Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
• Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
• The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.
Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.