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On Tuesday, April 9 Adamston Elementary School participated in their 6th annual kicks for kids program in conjunction with Calvary United Methodist Church of Clarksburg. Through Kicks for Kids each student at Adamston Elementary is provided a pair of shoes and socks upon their parent or guardian approval.
During the spring semester, students are typically in need of a new pair of shoes, and the church is there to fulfill that need. Each student is properly sized and provided with a new pair of tennis shoes. The program is led by 24 volunteers who work with the school and local stores to provide each student a pair of correctly sized shoes, under the direction of Pastor Brian Boley.
Through Kicks for Kids students have the opportunity to connect with the community and the community has the opportunity to connect with their community school. A total of 116 Adamston students grades Pre-K through fifth grade participated in the event.
“It’s an amazing opportunity for students to connect with the community. It’s very heartwarming and appreciated for Adamston to have continued support of the community”, said Tammy Leaseburg, Adamston Principal.
Students were overjoyed by receiving their new shoes. One little boy exclaimed, “My feet never felt so better!”
“This program just makes these kids light up. This program is a wonderful way for the community to be involved with our community school, and support each other. Partnerships such as Kicks for Kids provide valuable connections between the kids and a community as a whole”, said Kelly Davisson, Adamson Elementary School Counselor.