St. Mary Community Action Agency and Snow White Head Start Center recently received the stamp of approval from 105 Da Movement, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization from Franklin.
The Franklin group’s mission is to assist in community development and unify the youth for strong and positive advancement.
During a brief ceremony at St. Mary CAA’s Central Office in Franklin, the 105 Da Movement group officially adopted Snow White Head Start Center of Centerville.
This is a partnership that Site Manager Cathy Eave said she is extremely excited about.
“I see so many good things coming out of this adoption,” Eave said. “The children, parents and staff will certainly benefit from having this social service group involved in many of our center activities.”
In addition to adopting Snow White, Movement members also made a monetary donation toward the “Pennies for Pre-Schoolers” initiative, which will help some students open their personal savings accounts.
President and founder of 105 Da Movement, Lamont Benjamin said the community organization has been a productive and positive movement in St. Mary Parish for a little over two years, and plans to be around for some time to come.
“We want to build each other up, and set examples for the community and encourage them to do the same,” Benjamin said. “What better way to do that than to help develop and enhance the lives of our future, the children.”
CAA Chief Exective Officer Almetra J. Franklin said she was especially excited to see community residents wanting to be so involved in the lives of the Head Start children and their families.
“It is quite refreshing to see male figures involved in community service activities that benefit the future success of so many children,” Franklin said. “It is our hope that other service groups can duplicate the same interest in our children and their future endeavors.”