COOL Forest Project
SR1 also works with Forest Elementary, which is located in Forest. Here we work specifically with third-graders; mostly African Americans and Hispanics. Third-graders are our target students because this is the grade where the students take the big third grade literacy exam. The days we work with the students are Tuesdays and Thursdays. On these days, we tutor the students on a variety of literacy skills in the morning from 9 a.m.-noon during class time. We also have members to work with the students in the evenings from 2:30-5 p.m. The great part is, we get to work with Forest on more than just literacy skills; we get to do Soccer For Success, promoting healthy lifestyles through soccer, as well. On Nov. 14, we held a big Soccer Field Day teaching the students soccer skills and healthy eating habits through a fun day of recreation.