Food brings Hope donates tablets to Westside students

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Food Brings Hope (FBH) Founder and Chair Forough B. Hosseini presented 10 new iPad Minis to the FBHonors class at Westside Elementary this month. FBHonors is FBH’s STEM-focused after-school program for academically advanced, high achieving students.

Shown in the photo are Javin Clayton, Katie Hopkins, Luis Pena, Ronnie Cummings, Shanece Appling, Grace Braswell, Alex White, Laron Killins, Travis Gould, Brandon James, Malana Jackson, Israel Gonzalez (ICI Homes), Forough B. Hosseini (founder of Food Brings Hope), Westside Elementary teacher Aimee Shank and Westside Elementary Principal Judi Winch.

Shown in the photo are Javin Clayton, Katie Hopkins, Luis Pena, Ronnie Cummings, Shanece Appling, Grace Braswell, Alex White, Laron Killins, Travis Gould, Brandon James, Malana Jackson, Israel Gonzalez (ICI Homes), Forough B. Hosseini (founder of Food Brings Hope), Westside Elementary teacher Aimee Shank and Westside Elementary Principal Judi Winch.

“The students we serve at FBH may be economically disadvantaged, but that shouldn’t mean they must be academically disadvantaged as well,” said Hosseini. “We believe that providing access to technology and the educational tools that come with it is an important tactic in pursuing our objective to foster the talent of these bright young minds and ultimately help them reach their fullest potential.”

The goal of the FBHonors initiative is to cultivate the talent of high achieving students, in small class settings, through rigorous, varied enhanced opportunities designed to navigate them through high-school, help them enroll in college, and, in doing so, lead them on a path to success. The program, which also includes middle school students from Campbell, Holly Hill and Hinson, is administered by Westside principal Judi Winch and teacher Aimee Shank.

“The students in FBHonors were thrilled to receive the iPads which will help further their explorations involving STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) projects.

With this gift, children will be able to continue working on projects at home. This expanded educational experience would not be possible without this generous donation from Mrs. Forough Hosseini,” Winch remarked.

FBHonors meets every day after school for three hours per day.  The students in the program were selected based on their academic promise and their desire to commit to its rigors.

FBHonors is named in memory of  Hosseini’s nephew Farshad Babazadeh who was killed in a car accident at 18.

For more information about FBH, visit www.FoodBringsHope.org. or contact Fay Theos, Executive Director at 386-453-1588 or Fay@FoodBringsHope.org.

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