Student Volunteers help CFI/DC get ready for spring!

May 16, 2008

CFI/DC would like to thank four students from Thurgood Marshall Academy Public Charter High School for participating in a spring clean-up of our garden patio. In a brief two hours, high school juniors Temprest Middleton, Asia Tyler, Kevin Shuler, and Antoine Cartwright, along with their Programs Coordinator, Kristen LaBate, accomplished a complete spring make-over. CFI Director Elizabeth Daerr and Volunteer Manager Melody Hensley joined the effort and later spoke with the students over lunch about CFI's mission to promote science, critical thinking, and reason as well as to maintain the separation of church and state.  CFI Director of Government Affairs Toni Van Pelt also explained how her work as a lobbiest enables CFI to affect change in public policy. The students had many thoughtful questions in response.

The students discussed their many impressive academic achievements and plans for college. To graduate, students must complete 100 hours of community service and have a variety of opportunities. We are grateful that they chose to spend an a few hours with us and hope that we may host future students from the academy!

We wish them the best of luck in their senior year!