Approximately 219 kindergarten and first-grade students at all three county elementary schools participated in the event. Each child went home with a toothbrush and toothpaste and a children’s book.
“This project was very special to me, because I got to teach kids about the importance of brushing their teeth and visiting the dentist. It made me happy seeing how interested they were in the story I read them, and I enjoyed seeing the smiles on their faces as they listened to the book being read.”
Each graduate of The Center for Rural Development’s Rogers Scholars program is required to complete a community service project. For more information about Rogers Scholars, visit www.centeryouthprograms.com.