By: Kara Haselton
In order to encourage student innovation and leadership opportunities, clubs at Heritage are required to be created by students. Janae Wright, a senior, had an idea for a club called the Children’s Education Enrichment Association (CEEA) and made it happen. In her AP Government and Politics class, she was assigned the project of creating an interest group, but Janae said that, “I wanted mine to be an actual real thing.” The general idea of the club is to provide school supplies and books for students in low income schools, specifically in North Carolina and a school in Ghana, where the club Project Wisdom volunteers every year. Janae says that she really wants to “raise awareness of poverty and the affects it has on people’s lives, especially in their education. I think that poverty is really difficult to get out of. Usually the only way you can do it is to get a good career and make a lot of money. But you can’t get a good career without a good education and if you or your school doesn’t have enough money, then you’re not going to get a good education. So, I feel like, this is like the starting point, and a good way to at least contribute a little bit to the betterment of someone’s life.”
CEEA will be hosting a drive to collect children’s books and school supplies. The date has not been decided, but will be soon. Keep an eye out for decorated boxes that will be around to school for students to place their donations in. CEEA meets as one of the Project Wisdom committees every first and third Wednesday during their meetings, as CEEA is not an official club yet. If you are interested in being apart of CEEA, contact Janae on Twitter and follow @HHSCEEA for updates on important dates, events, and club dates.