Education Committee

  •   Meets:  3rd Tuesday of each month at 9:30AM at the Littleton Food & Spirits - 231 N. Mosby Ave., (Hwy 903) - Littleton, NC 27850
  •   Email:  education@lakegastonassoc.com
  •   Chair:  Jeff Dowhan   -  (252) 586-1220

Committee Mission Statement / Function

Mission... 

To explore, develop and implement programs in concert with local schools to support the education and enrichment of our youth.

 

Primary Function... 

The LGA recognizes the need to have good, local schools that will entice professionals, skilled craftsmen and their respective families to move to the area to provide the goods and services to have a thriving lake community. There are multiple opportunities for the LGA to support local students and their schools predominantly through volunteer activities. The Committee was formed to explore the opportunities to support our youth and schools, align them with the skills, education and interests of our membership, and then develop and implement programs that are both educational to our youth and rewarding to our membership.

 

 

Current Projects

Education Committee Spring Update

Summer is here and we have completed our in-school presentations on careers and life skills to the 8th grade students at James S. Russell Middle School and William R. Davie Middle School for the 2018-2019 academic school year. We had a late start and did not provide as many presentations as expected but hope to do better for the next school year.

 

A Lakeside Learning Day (LLD) was held on April 10 for Gaston Middle School at Wildwood Point HOA recreation area. We had scheduled two other LLDs with local middle schools but due to circumstances beyond our control these two LLDs were canceled. We thank all who support the LLDs; our LGA volunteers and the other organizations inclusive but not limited to NC Wildlife, VADGIF, NCSU, Lake Gaston Water Safety Council, AFWAKE, US Coastguard Auxiliary Flotilla 93 and other community organizations and individuals.

 

David Murphy continues to represent the LGA on the STEM based Community Engagement Leadership Team for Halifax County Public School System (Team). David had success in engaging with the school to use Raspberry Pi LINUX based computer build and design as a basic learning tool for the students.

 

We welcome any member to share their thoughts and contribute their time and energy on a part-time basis to support the Educational Committee. Being active with local students is a great way to provide an important service to our community.

 

LGA Member Support

We thank our participating members for all the support they have provided to date. We have received positive feedback from the school administration, faculty, and students. Our volunteers have also voiced enjoyment and personal satisfaction for the service they provide.

 

Any member interested in using their career experience and knowledge to support additional presentations to the students or is willing to participate with a club is welcome to meet with the Education Committee or communicate your interest by emailing us at education@lakegastonassoc.com. The Education Committee meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 9:30 am at Littleton Food & Spirits - 231 N. Mosby Ave., (Hwy 903) - Littleton, NC 27850 and you are welcome to come and participate. In the future, when we identify enough volunteers, we plan to expand the volunteer program to support schools in other counties in the Lake Gaston area. We look forward to hearing from you. If you would like to volunteer, please click here to view and print our volunteer form.