Eighth-Grader Amelia Wyatt Raises Money for La Escuelita
After Cannon School eighth-grader Amelia Wyatt took a vacation to Costa Rica with her family five years ago, they felt compelled to start One by One, a nonprofit which establishes soccer leagues for underprivileged teenagers. This experience led Amelia to become involved with the recently introduced La Escuelita, a bilingual preschool program at Cornelius Presbyterian Church that helps Spanish-speaking preschool students transition to kindergarten. Amelia, along with several other Cannon students, will be selling sweets and handmade goodies at Christmas in Davidson on Dec. 4, 5, and 6, with funds going to the new preschool.
Amelia is also currently working on publishing two children's books, with proceeds from those also helping fund the school. "Knowing that La Escuelita is giving the most powerful gift, learning, to the children of my community makes me very happy," says Amelia.
Find out more about La Escuelita at aescuelitapreschool.com.