LITERACY – The Emily Lembeck Early Learning Center is a facility for 4 year-olds in the Marietta City School system to help them get a jump start on school.
The Rotary Club of Marietta Metro, in cooperation with the Ferst Foundation, will provide a book to approximately 137 children every month during the school year. The students will be able to keep the books for their own.In addition, parent training is being held to help parents learn to best utilize the book as a learning tool.
In April, 2021, a tree will be planted in the city park adjacent to the school. Marietta Metro Rotarians will have the chance to assist with the installation of the tree and the plaque recognizing the tree is planted in memory of a parapro from the Center who died in 2019.
In years past, club members were able to visit the school and read to the children. Also, members of the Rotary Club who are trained healthcare providers performed hearing and vision screenings. Because of COVID, these activities were not possible. It is hope that they can be started again in the fall of 2021.