10/07/11 Beacon Credit Union in Plymouth believes strongly in the “Storm Watch” program at Lincoln Junior High and recently contributed $1,000 to the school to help ensure that the program remains in place. For the first three years, “Storm Watch” was underwritten by U.S. Granules.
According to LJH Assistant Principal, “Storm Watch” is a system built on teaching kids appropriate and expected positive behaviors. He said, “It teaches them to be respectful, responsible, positive and safe.”
As teachers observe students portraying the four attributes, they put their names into a box for a drawing for prizes. However, Gault said the program is based less on tangible rewards and more on modeling good conduct.
Melissa Owen, branch manager of Beacon Credit Union , said, “I feel very strongly in starting to help kids at a young age to be leaders.” A portion of the donation made by Beacon will be to take 45 students identified by the administrators and teachers as potential leaders to the obstacle course at Culver Academies and Leadership Retreat. Owen said this type of program promotes leadership within the community and could lead to more of our Plymouth young people returning or staying in the area.
Carol Anders Correspondent