The name ESTEEM is an acronym for Encouraging Students to Exhibit Excellent Minds. Our mission is to keep these bright minds excited about learning and to offer them rewards throughout the school year for making good grades. The program also encourages other students to try harder to achieve the honor roll.
For nearly two decades, the ESTEEM students have traveled Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Georgia, enjoying educational and recreational outings such as the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, the McWane Science Center in Birmingham, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Lake Winnepesaukah in Chattanooga, Stars & Strikes in Huntsville, touring college and university campuses, movie parties, bowling parties, skating parties, and nice dining restaurants.
Often, these outings are the first-time many students have visited, and or traveled outside of Gadsden.
This year, 2020, special COVID-19 efforts were initiated since the last 4 events were canceled due to COVID-19, we provided food gift cards, essential packets, and supplies to our ESTEEM students to continue the reassurance that the program was still there for them!
Please choose to help make a difference in the lives of these students by supporting this worthy program. We need your contribution to keep the program going. When you become a co-sponsor, you will be updated on the programs’ success through our quarterly REACH Newsletter publication and you will receive a letter acknowledging your tax-deductible donation.
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