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. . . . . . . . . . . . .Partnering For Eternity Scholarship
Thank you to all the students interested and participating in Partnering For Eternity. At this time all scholarship slots are filled.
PFE Summary Form.pdf
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Partnering for Eternity
“I spend more time with my grandparents now,” said Robyn Forde-Whitefield. “I realize since my Partnering for Eternity experience how important I am in my older family members’ lives,” she said.
Sixth grader Robyn (11 years) is a participant in the Partnering for Eternity (PFE) scholarship program offered at Madison Campus Elementary that is designed to enhance a relationship of service and friendship between the generations. A student chooses a “Scholarship Mentor,” a non-related person who is no longer able to maintain an active physical or social lifestyle. The student provides companionship and service, while the Scholarship Mentor provides guidance and mature stability.
At Madison Campus Elementary there are 41 students like Robyn who have chosen to apply for the program and scholarship. Jacqueline Downs, parent volunteer, is the PFE Coordinator, and since last August has formalized the procedures and policies to make it a successful pilot model for other schools. Currently 15 additional elementary schools are following the MCE model under the supervision of Southern Adventist University Social Work Department Dean Renee Drumm.
So how does the program work?
Students enrolled at Adventist elementary schools are eligible to receive scholarship monies per school year while forming relationships with their Scholarship Mentors. The student, accompanied by his/her parent, is required to spend a minimum of one hour per week in service activities with the Scholarship Mentor.
“It is possible this year for a student to receive up to $1,000 of scholarship money while serving someone else,” said Downs. More than $39,000 scholarship monies have been donated to support the PFE program this year. PFE originated from the caring actions of a student who befriended a homebound woman. This student would visit and care for this woman every week. This visit became highly anticipated by the woman causing her family to notice and appreciate what this student was doing for their mother.
Some of the activities that students perform are assisting with grocery shopping, domestic duties, help feeding a meal, physical therapy, laundry, pedicures, hair care, and yard work. Students sometimes also take baked goods and treats to their Scholarship Mentors and become the bright spot in their days.
“This program is a win-win for everyone,” said Jacqueline Downs. “Students learn to consider the needs of others and learn a work ethic while funding their education,” she said. “They can see that there is a world beyond their own elementary school world. Through give and take they build self-esteem, and that self-esteem comes from being satisfied that you are achieving something for the good.”
----For more information about Partnering for Eternity contact Jacqueline Downs, PFE Coordinator, or Principal Michael Shofner at Madison Campus Elementary, 615.865.4575.
Matthew 25:40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.