In East Charlotte, artist and author KJ Green is sharing his “Jerry Drop” comic book series at local Little Free Libraries.
The Little Free Library program is a series of small free “libraries” that anyone can borrow from or contribute to. These Little Libraries can be found in many Charlotte neighborhoods. One such library sits in the driveway of Safe Hands Learning Center, which is located off of Sharon Amity on Vernedale Rd, behind old Eastland Mall property.
The newest addition to this little library, titled “Jerry Drop in: Quarantined,” is the latest edition of a comic book series by creator KJ Green, a middle school student from East Charlotte. Established in 2016, the “Jerry Drop” series uniquely chronicles the adventures of a group of water droplet characters. The series was inspired by an assignment KJ received in school.
KJ intends to share more of his books with the East Charlotte community by adding his comics to more little libraries for readers to discover. To be the first to know about Jerry Drop updates, email the author here: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come out on April 30, 2016 to enjoy the Best Bites and Bands of East Charlotte. The International Sandwich Fest will be an all day FREE event held at Aldergate. The East Charlotte community is rich with neighbors from many cultures. The International Sandwich Festival will be a day full of great food and family friendly entertainment for local residents. Come out and join the fun and be sure to like the FB Event Page ! Share your pics with us on Twitter
Members of the Central Apostolic Faith Mission Health Ministry Team were out in the community taking blood pressures in the East Charlotte region of the Queen City. Members of the community were offered free blood pressure screening so they could “know their numbers” The CAFM Health Ministry Team will be partnering with several local businesses to support the community and promote healthy living choices. Their mission is to teach the public what their blood pressure range should be and offer useful information about maintaining a healthy lifestyle. On May 2 this team was able to set up at Food Lion #1365. They look forward to serving the local community at other area businesses in the near future. If your East Charlotte business or organization would like to have a blood pressure screening station set up for a local event please contact Central Apostolic Faith Mission.
The recent school report cards released by CMS has many parents concerned about how well their children are doing in local schools compared to students across our nation. The scores have not been satisfactory for quite some time.
Below are some of the reported EOG passing scores/stats from local Elementary schools
As you can see there is MUCH work to be done!! The staff at Your Destiny Academic Academy have developed a program that leads to academic success for East Charlotte students. The staff report that 98% of the students enrolled at Your Destiny Academic Academy are on the A/B honor roll. This is certainly a stark contrast to the CMS reported EOG scores.
Parents of local East Charlotte CMS schools can find out more about this program at the Your Destiny Academic Academy Webpage. They offer a variety of academic support eviroments including an before and afterschool programs, summer camp and tutoring.