Cherokee Charter Academy Teacher Making a Global Difference
Cherokee Charter Academy’s (CCA) Sabrina Gapen is expanding her teaching talents far beyond the classroom walls. She is traveling to Petion-Ville, Haiti to teach and bring much needed supplies to the poverty-stricken country.
Gapen, a 3rd grade teacher at the Canton-based charter school, will join 13 other teachers across the Charter Schools USA network at Genecoit Vertus School of Excellence from Oct. 8 to Oct. 14.
“I am thrilled to have this opportunity,” said Gapen. “I can’t wait to work with the kids and get to know their families.” In addition to teaching, each participant is tasked with two objectives: collect specifically-needed supplies for the Genecoit Vertus schools’ students, which, in Ms. Gapen’s case where toothbrushes and toothpaste; and collecting at least $350, enough money to feed the entire Haitian community for one day. CCA third graders gathered 500 sets of toiletries and have already collected $200 for the community.
The Genecoit School of Excellence was founded in 2009 by a Charter Schools USA employee who acts at the school’s provider, offering an outstanding academic curriculum, uniforms, two hot meals a day, tuition, and books to the students.
Anyone interested in making a cash donation may do so through Oct. 5th at Cherokee Charter Academy’s campus located at 2126 Sixes Road or call 678-385-7322.