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EWMC and King High School Partnership

 The EWMC Tampa Chapter (Electrical Workers Minority Caucus), IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) has partnered with King High School. We have adopted a 9th and 10th grade reading class for the 2017 year. This is an intensive reading class to help struggling readers. Majority of the students find it difficult to comprehend text at grade level and successfully reach a passing score on standardized State testing. There is a tremendous need, especially for high-risk youth in our low-income neighborhoods who may lack adequate school supplies, clothing, and food. We are looking for donations to help build an in-classroom library for this specific class. Books and magazines can be donated.


Magazine examples include: Sports illustrated, Latina Magazines, Essence, and Teen Magazines.


School supplies needed: Pencils, 8 ½ x 11 paper, Kleenex tissues, Paper towels, and headphones for computer related exercises.


Reward opportunities: Gift Cards to mall, Movie tickets, Food places etc.


Snacks/food: Granola bars (ex: chocolate, peanut butter), Chips, Cookies, Candies (ex: Snicker, Skittles Twix, starburst) ALL SNACKS MUST BE Packaged individually.


Book Examples:

Reynolds, Jason and Brendan Kiely. All American Boys. Atheneum, 2015.

Tahir, Sabaa. An Ember in the Ashes. Razorbill, 2015.

Stone, Tamara Ireland. Every Last Word. Disney-Hyperion, 2015.

Yoon, Nicola. Everything Everything. Delacorte, 2015.

Schneider, Robyn. Extraordinary Means. Katherine Tegen, 2015.

Priest, Cherie and Kali Ciesemier. I Am Princess X. Arthur A. Levine, 2015.

Webb, Brandon. The Making of a Navy SEAL. St. Martin’s Griffin, 2015.

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

The Honest Truth by Dan Gemeinhart

Insignia by S.J. Kincaid


Please have donations to the Union hall at the next General Meeting on Friday March 2, 2017. Or contact Melissa Braswell for more information at 813-375-2965 blu822 [at] msn [dot] com (blu822 [at] msn [dot] com).