And a Library was Born!

Thanks to Templeton students, we are proud to announce that Solid Rock School now has its very own library!  More than $5,200 was raised through the We Create Change campaign, organized by eight Templeton High School students, and sponsored by Templeton High School’s Culture and Spirit Initiative. The students were generously supported in their efforts by Pier 46 Seafood Company, Digital Dogma, the Carolyn Kruse Foundation, Chevron Woodlands, Tastee-Freez, Sign Here, and Heritage Oaks Bank.

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The Zozu Project team recently returned from Uganda, which included seven Templeton youth involved in the We Create Change campaign.  They organized books, read to students, and honored the Templeton Eagles by painting the words “The Soaring Eagle Library” at the entrance of the library. When our team visited Solid Rock School a month after its opening in March of last year, the Ugandan students were only beginning to speak and understand English. During our visit this year, they read book after book to our team members and overwhelmingly agreed that their favorite part of school is reading.

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After weeks of planning and construction, eleven book shelves were built and placed in the new Soaring Eagle Library room while boxes of new books arrived shortly afterwards. Solid Rock students are now able to access books for a multitude of different reasons that range from book reports to leisurely education. Solid Rock Christian School is also purchasing ten new computer monitors that will be paired with previously donated computer towers to provide students and teachers with access to PCs. In addition, the Soaring Eagle Library is equipped with a classroom-sized chalk board that will permit teachers to give lessons while in the library.

The new library has taught local Templeton youth invaluable lessons about global citizenship, and will continue to impact the lives of children at Solid Rock School.