April 21, 2016
Written by Glenn Carson, United Way Employee
Hopkins Lloyd Community School (HLCS) is using the Community School Model to better leverage partners and improve communication between our partners, students, families and the community. As the Community School Coordinator, I also attend community and church meetings on behalf of HLCS to make lasting connections with community members and organizations.
In an effort to provide targeted supports for the young men in our school we are also partnering with the My Brother’s Keeper initiative to provide various forms of mentorship in our after school program. We started with a Tie Thursday that allows the young men to wear ties to school. The young men are being taught how to tie a tie, proper dress wear and etiquette. Thanks to United Way we received more than 100 ties for our students to wear every Thursday.
We are also conducting monthly meetings, talking to the students about what they would like to see in the school, what things bother them, and what they want to do in the future. We are currently working on partnerships with some neighborhood groups to identify mentors and increase student support to ensure all our students are successful.
Meet: Glenn Carson
What was your favorite book as a child?
The Harry Potter Series, although I have only read up to the Goblet of Fire.
Who was your favorite teacher in school and why?
My third grade teacher, Mrs. Bukowski. She reminded me of Ms. Frizzle from Magic School Bus and was a fun and engaging teacher.
What did you want to be (career) when you were a child?
I wanted to be a social worker to help kids in foster care.
Explain your most embarrassing moment as a child?
I wrote a love note to a crush and she was disgusted by it. She told me she didn’t like me and to leave her alone in front of everyone. I was crushed.