State Rep. Jared Solomon presented a $10,000 grant to the Oxford Circle Christian Community Development Association that will allow the Family Resource Center and Success Lab at Carnell Elementary School to provide support for children who have behavior challenges and who have experienced trauma.
“Children who have behavioral challenges or experienced trauma should not have to endure disciplinary actions bearing consequences that greatly impede their chances at future success,” Solomon said. “This grant will help equip educators and staff at Carnell with the necessary behavioral health resources and guidance to ensure children are given the support they need to excel academically and beyond. I am thrilled to continue working closely with OCCCDA and Carnell in becoming a model for all schools to follow when it comes to connecting with our most vulnerable students.”
Solomon was joined by state Sen. Christine Tartaglione; School District of Philadelphia Superintendent William Hite; Hilderbrand Pelzer III, principal at Carnell; Pearl Wang-Herrera, OCCCDA executive director; and Jen Leaman, parent and coordinator of the resources center at Carnell. ••