SHERO Girls Club
A girls club designed to build self-esteem as well as improve values and character skills in young ladies in grades 3-5 has been started by Briscoe School Counselor Angela Kyser-Cohen.
The club, called S.H.E.R.O., stands for: She is a Healthy, Educated, and Responsible and Outstanding young lady. It is a youth development organization dedicated to promoting health, social, educational, vocational and character development in the lives of its young participants.
Kyser-Cohen promised that there will be many fun and exciting activities for young ladies who take part in the club. Kudos to Mrs. Kyser-Cohen for making a difference in the lives of Briscoe girls!!!
Urban Life Boys Club
Seeing that young males at Briscoe Elementary School were in dire need of male role models, Kindergarten Teacher Derrick Spencer Sr. wasted no time putting a dynamic program in place.
Spencer, who joined Briscoe in 2009-2010, is founder of the Urban Life Boys Club, an organization that seeks to give at risk students a new outlook on life. The club provides professional role models for the youth and exposes them to cultural activities in a positive, caring environment.
The club's goal is to decrease truancy and reduce the number of discipline referrals while also enhancing student morale and self-esteem. All of the male educators at Briscoe have joined forces to make the club a success.
Every other Wednesday is "Dress for Success Day," for the young participants in the club. The boys and their male role models wear a white shirt with tie and Khaki brown slacks.
Spencer has secured funding for two outings so far this year. The boys recently enjoyed a trip to The Ballpark in Arlington where they watched a Texas Rangers game. In addition, they participanted in a UMOJA May Day in the Park event.
Hats off to Mr. Spencer and his male colleagues for helping to improve the lives of young boys at Briscoe Elementary School!!!