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Promise Council

The Cedar Ridge Promise Council (CRPC) believes that children deserve the opportunity to succeed.  We know that every child has a better chance to succeed when the following promises are met.  We promise to help provide the following things:
  • Caring adults
  • Safe places
  • Healthy start
  • Effective Education
  • Opportunities to help others

We know that each school is a unique community whose students and families have unique needs.  In cooperation with school leaders and community contacts, we have designed the CRPC to meet some of the unique needs of Cedar Ridge students.  We are starting our fifth year and are excited to see what we can accomplish in the lives of the children in our community.  We learn a lot every year and have made changes as a result of our experiences.  We know that we will constantly be evolving as a group to best serve the school, and we are excited to announce that we have a lot of exciting initiatives planned for this year!

What type of needs could the CRPC meet?
Our initial focus is in meeting students' academic and physical needs.  We wish to increase mentoring opportunities and fill those spots with volunteers.  We want to provide additional opportunity for parental engagement at the school.  In addition, we intend to quickly meet the needs of students when they fall within our guidelines to do so.  

Who determines those needs? 
Cedar Ridge teachers fill out a request form and submit it to School Principal Karrah Jensen.  A determination is quickly made as to whether or not the request is appropriate for the Promise Council.   

How will the CRPC fill needs that are determined to be appropriate?
The CRPC works with individual volunteers and partner organizations across all sectors: businesses, universities, service organizations, faith-based groups, retirees, and health care to meet  the children's needs.  

How can I help?
If you wish to help, contact Margarita Alverez at 309-838-7578.  We also recently created a Facebook page!  Click here in order to keep track of all that is going on and stay involved in the great work that we do!  We keep the page updated with all the latest events, volunteering needs and ways to get involved, so "like" us to stay plugged in!  

How can I learn more about the needs of school children today and the looming educational crisis that faces us as a nation?
Read more at "A promise to help schools help kids".