Letter to the Coatesville Community
Dear Interested Community Member,
We can all agree that many adolescents may not be fully prepared to accept the roles and responsibilities of adulthood in today’s increasingly complex world. To meet these challenges, the Coatesville Community Education Foundation with contributions from people like you has developed programs to help youth acquire the education, training, and supportive relationships so necessary for a positive adolescent growth. As part of the Brandywine Health’s Coatesville Youth Initiative the Coatesville Community Education Foundation works together with other community-based programs to reinforce key child-centered outcomes as part of a coordinated community plan to help young people achieve their full potential. The Coatesville Community Education Foundation has fostered the “Art of Hope” community-wide art project and workshop; and programs in energy conservation education, therapeutic horseback riding and in robotics. It has also initiated a teacher mini-grants and a budding scholarship program. Your contribution to these programs, however modest, will help to improve the physical and mental health, cognitive development, psycho-social, emotional and spiritual well being of our youth.
After-school programs, scout groups, community service activities, religious youth groups, and community-based athletic activities have traditionally been an important part of the lives of adolescents in Coatesville. The success of these programs dating back to the James Adams Community School shows that a community that cares can meet young peoples’ needs. Communities that offer a rich array of developmental opportunities for adolescents can reduce the numbers of young people who exhibit risky behavior and problems; and help families shape positive growth in their children. Your contribution to the Coatesville Community Education Foundation is helping to provide direct support of quality youth programming in Coatesville in diverse settings and has a direct impact on the formation of the character and resiliency of Coatesville youth.
Your support of the important work of Coatesville Community Education Foundation is necessary to provide the resources to sustain the capacity of the Coatesville Community to engage effectively with its youth. To find out more about our sponsored programs please review the Foundation’s website and literature; and look for our programs in the schools and community. I hope that you will adopt the Coatesville Community Education Foundation as your charity of choice. Please consider the different ways that you can help with your contribution, however modest, or as a mentor and volunteer. Thank you for your interest and support.
John L. Hall, Ph.D.
Founding Board Member