Pen Pals to Build Assets

A new Pen Pal program has launched in Salsibury!  All sixteen 5th grade students in Toni Evans class were matched with our Salisbury Council on Aging senior friends for an initial meet and greet and to share some refreshments together.  We announced our matched pairs and together they came up to greet each other, get some light refreshments and then sit and chat together for this first day. This was an incredible thing to see, as the seniors were so impressed with our students, and the pairs really connected and many seniors remarked how wonderful this was. This program helps create community connections across generations, helps both seniors and students feel valued, and help students build a network of more adults in their life they can trust and connect with. We will have a final farewell with them at the end of the school year, to say thank you for taking part in this special program.