“The Kickoff was incredible. The energy in the room blew me away. The kids were having fun, the teachers were having fun! It was exciting to see them get so excited about something we don’t see everyday and a lot of times take for granted. The children don’t even realize that they’re learning because they are having fun!” “I hope they realize that in a big picture we live in a great country. But the thing that I like about Liberty Learning is it brings it home. To the place that they live. All the way down to their families and their neighborhoods. And it gives them a sense of pride. If we can put that spark of thinking into their lives now, then it serves everyone as they grow up.” – Leslie Sanders, Alabama Power, Southern Division VP
In one of our loudest kickoffs to date, 450 students (preK-5) packed the Fort Deposit Elementary School gym to watch Lady Liberty and be introduced to the 10-week Super Citizen Program many of them are about to begin. After Liberty Learning Foundation’s Next Great Americans Tour Bus rolls away, students will learn crucial lessons in civics, character, financial literacy, career exploration and our Great American Story.
Today’s performance and Super Citizen Program kits are made possibel by a generous grant from Alabama Power Foundation and are helping improve child, community and country.
Fletcher Fountain, Mayor of Fort Deposit echoed the importance and value of their corporate citizenship “I would just like to say to Alabama Power, thank you for all of the things that you have done. If it wasn’t for Alabama Power, our city would not be where it is. We are grateful to you.”
Also in attendance: Alabama Power Area Manager Mike Jordan, Business Office Manager Rod Cater, Mary Huff, Kelsey Williams, and Pam Barganier, Fort Deposit Mayor Fletcher Fountain and Lowdnes County Commission Chair Robert Harris.