CHAPTERS' NEWS & EVENTS
On April 25, 2022, at the French Residence in Atlanta, Vicki Crawford, PhD, an expert specialist in American Studies and civil rights history, was decorated "Chevalier de l’Ordre National de la Légion d’honneur." This award recognizes her academic contributions as well as her efforts to spread the teachings and the philosophy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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Stafford County VA CHUMS
Northern New Jersey
Charleston Chapter of Chums - Program LIT @ BOWs
Charleston Chapter of Chums connects with students through a reading partnership, Program
LIT (Learn, Inspire, Teach). This year the partnership with Beyond Our Walls (BOWs)
enlightened eager young minds virtually as Chums rotated reading storybooks to an average of
15 children weekly on Wednesdays. To conclude this season, they journeyed to Africa, reading
"Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock" retold by Eric A. Kimmel and illustrations by Janet
Stevens. Chum Gloria McDonald, President Chum Cheryl L. Merritt, and Chum Ruthie Walker
were able to visit the new location for this final story sharing authentic African artifacts the
students were able to touch.
"While the primary focus of BOWs is on literacy, it's a place where children and adult
relationships highlight the importance of achieving increasing levels of academic, behavior and
social skills for personal success. The goal is to expose children living with limited resources to
the many cultural and educational opportunities available." They are grassroots citizens who care
about children and believe "Education Is A Key to Success" for their futures.