Atlantic County Council of Education Associations

Serving over 7,000 educators and support professionals in Atlantic County

PRIDE

 

April 14, 2018

“The Atlantic County Council of Education Associations (ACCEA) is proud to once again sponsor the Kids Fit Mile. Promoting healthy lifestyles throughout the year for teachers, students, and community members is one of the many activities that our members enjoy. Working with the Kids Fit Final Mile allows ACCEA members help instill PRIDE in student lives and ensure active positive healthy citizens for the future, both inside and outside of the classroom.” Betty Miller, ACCEA Treasurer.

The Kids Fit Mile is a 1 mile run on the Atlantic City Boardwalk open to kids of all ages.  The race takes place iKids Fitn conjunction with the AmeriHealth NJ April Fools Half Marathon Race Weekend.

 

This year’s event was again sponsored by the Atlantic County Council of Education Associations.  Our contributions to the race promote the importance of physical fitness and correlation between health bodies and healthy minds! 

Participants received a custom t-shirt and finisher medal and a chance to raise funds for the benefiting charitable organization, CASA.  CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA for Children recruits, trains and supports citizen-volunteers who advocate for children in the community and in the courtroom.

unnamed (3)A child with a CASA volunteer is:

  • Twice as likely to be adopted, than to linger in long-term foster care
  • Half as likely to re-enter the foster care system
  • More likely to have a plan for finding a permanent home, especially children of color
  • More likely to do better in school

In Atlantic and Cape May Counties 350 children have a CASA volunteer. A trusted adult who will stick with them until their case is resolved.  But 650 children are still waiting.
CASA of Atlantic and Cape May Counties has promised to match a volunteer with every waiting child by 2017. To do that, they need your help. Your support and participation in the Kids Fit Final Mile sponsored by Atlantic County Council of Education Associations can change a child’s life.

All proceeds benefit CASA for Children. Learn more at AtlanticCapeCASA.org


ACCEA “DAY AT THE FIELD”field of dreams

The Atlantic County Council of Education Associations is (again) a proud partner and supporter of the South Jersey Field of Dreams for the 2018 Season

Event on April 29th from 1:45-3pm.
Interested volunteers can also respond to: acceateach@gmail.com with “SJFOD Volunteer” in the subject line.

***Local Associations are requested to send 5 members to “buddy-up” with players on the field and/or sit in the bleachers and cheer on the teams!***

 

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