On August 12, Academics and Athletics for All (AAA), a student-run nonprofit whose mission is to give underserved children the resources to explore their academic and athletic interests, visited the only school in the country dedicated exclusively to education. homeless children, Monarch School.
Seventy-six garments, 27 pairs of shoes and 15 sports balls were packed and ready for distribution to children of all age groups at Monarch School. Melissa Dominy, Director of Recreational Sports, was kind enough to show the AAA members around the facility and explain the inner workings of the school. She explained that the Monarch School only receives funding for its middle and high school students, however, when it comes to their elementary children, their own nonprofit organization has to work to cover the expenses. Dominy said that “Your [AAA] donations will go directly to starting our elementary school sports team. She explains that Monarch School has a particularly strong football program. The AAA team is thrilled to be donating new soccer equipment and hosting a clinic at Monarch School this month.
AAA is open to supporting item donations and invites those who wish to get involved in their cause to join their AAA team. For more information on Academics and Athletics for All, visit Academicsandathleticsforall.org and email them at Academicsandacademicsforall@gmail.com. — Report by Emma Shen, Founder and President of Academics and Athletics for All