It has been a great few weeks of accomplishments for the students and staff of Genesis Promise Academy in Kansas City. The school recently celebrated the opening of their new library and their Executive Director has been recognized for her service to students in the Kansas City community.
On Thursday, December 8, the Genesis School unveiled its new resource and media library for the students and the surrounding community in a grand opening celebration. Kansas City Mayor Sly James, a former board president of the school, and Genesis Executive Director Pamela Pearson cut the red ribbon and officially opened the doors to the new library. The ribbon cutting was followed by a warm, heartfelt reception for students, parents, staff and supporters whose hard work made this great new resource possible for the Genesis Promise Academy family.
The opening celebration also was an opportunity for the community and other organizations to contribute to the Genesis holiday book drive so that the staff could fill the new shelves with new and gently used books for its students. Genesis is working in cooperation with the Kansas City Library so that every child and parent will have there own library card and access to the downtown location.
Also, it was recently announced that Pearson is being recognized for her work with the school. Pearson has been selected by the United Minority Media Association to receive a ‘Time Well Spent’ award. She will be formally recognized at the Tribute to MLK, Time Well Spent and Membership Drive Reception. The event will be held on Friday, January 27, 2012 at Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center, 3700 Blue Parkway in Kansas City, Missouri from 5:00p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
The Missouri Charter Public School Association congratulates both Genesis and Pearson on these recent achievements.