RGEC Partners with Pajarito Mesa
Recently, the ribbon cutting for our new Pajarito Mesa Site was featured in the local news. The reach of RGEC programming has increased even further through a partnership with the City, County, PED and APS all for the benefit of children who live in an area on Albuquerque’s far southwest side called Pajarito Mesa.
The program began just a few weeks ago and already the benefits are easy to see. The students are excited to be engaged in learning in a safe and fun environment, a huge change from what they had before the program was implemented. Many of these students live in conditions that are hard to believe. Most families do not have some of the basic necessities like reliable water, electricity and heat, making it near impossible for them to be prepared for school each day. In addition, they all had to wait before and after school for a bus to pick up or drop off in a remote and unsafe area. But now this has all changed. The period of time before and after school is an RGEC enrichment program providing each student with a place to go not just to learn, but to be cared for by the staff and fellow classmates.
Like all our RGEC sites, there are areas for the students to engage in the different core subjects, receive help with homework, participate in group projects and have fun doing it all. Parents have expressed the positive impact of the program saying their only complaint is having a hard time getting their children to break away from our program.
The students who live and attend school in this community now have the opportunity to participate in our academically enriched program, leading to academic success that will stay with them for a lifetime.
CLICK HERE to see the story featured on KOAT TV.