dwyer-students_web.jpgWEST PALM BEACH — William T. Dwyer High School students in the Early Childhood Teacher Education Academy have been giving back to the community in a big way.  The students recently participated in the 2013 Florida Association for the Education of Young Children’s service project, Totes for Foster Children.

Many foster children in Florida carry around their belongings in a garbage bag.

The Early Childhood Teacher Education Academy students collected toys, games, toiletries, school supplies and books to fill their tote bags. 

“Congratulations to all of the Academy students and their families for making this project a huge success,” said Principal Dr. Glenda Sheffield.

The teaching academy is a program in which high school students prepare for careers in child-related occupations, earning high school honors credits and/or duel enrollment college credits.

Career possibilities include teaching, child psychology, social work and day-care ownership.  The program prepares students for post-secondary education or immediate entry into the Palm Beach County workforce.

For more other information contact glenda.sheffield@palmbeachschools.org or 561-625-7800.