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.
Please save your spare change. We will collect funds from each community at the February meetings. The winning community will be featured in the March 2022 REACH Newsletter.
Do you want to join in an all-time favorite game and help raise funds fro an EXTREMELY AMAZING program?! Sure, you do! We will host our very first ESTEEM BINGO BANGO FUNdraiser. Booklets (10-game) must be obtained by March 3, 2022. The tentative event date is Friday, March 11, 2022 at 5:00 pm. This will be an in-person (limited seating) and virtual event. All porceeds benefti the ESTEEM program. There will be prizes awareded each game/round with a grand prize of a 50% "split the pot". Please keep a check on the GGHA Facebook pages and website for details very soon.
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