LaGrange elementary school's empowerment program goes to New York

Updated: Nov. 14, 2017 at 7:49 PM EST
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(Source: Denise Mosley/WTVM)
(Source: Denise Mosley/WTVM)

LAGRANGE, GA (WTVM) – It may look like the typical Empowerment Program over at Whitesville Road Elementary in LaGrange, but they are far from ordinary.

The Empowerment Wednesday's Program at this school will visit New York in 2018.

The program mentor Jerome Cofield says to start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.

Two years ago, Whitesville Road Elementary started doing the necessary and what seemed to be impossible and each week since then students have found themselves doing what's possible by putting on their Bow Ties.

Now they want to defeat what seems Impossible, by raising $6,514.44 by Wednesday, February 28, 2018, to make their way to New York for an educational visit during Spring Break.

"April Spring Break Of 2018. We are going to select 7 fifth grade students that will travel to New York for Spring Break. We are looking at academics. We are looking at behavior, doing an essay for the entire 5th grade," said Jerome Cofield, Behavior Mentor at Whitesville Road Elementary.

They have caught the attention of the Mayor and the City Council of LaGrange who are very interested in seeing the young men and women of the Program make their way to the big apple.

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