Brown Foundation 2019


The Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation held its annual Service Learning Celebration at the Pontchartrain Center on Sept. 10, 2019. The Foundation awarded Mount Carmel Academy $11574.00 for grants submitted for the school year. The Foundation also awarded each principal with $1000 to foster service learning at their schools.  The clubs who received grant money were represented at the event by their presidents and members.

The theme of the celebration was “GROW WITH SERVICE LEARNING” and our girls did just that.  Members of the Eco-Cubs and Science classes made a short presentation about the study of the animal food chain in relation to their environment..  Our MCCADD members (Mount Carmel Cubs Against Destructive Decisions)  and several students also had a display focusing on their MCCADD on Wheels program. Their display was an interactive “hands on” demonstration simulating driving (using Wii Mario Kart) or walking a line while wearing drunk driving goggles to simulate impairment. Many schools visited our displays and asked questions about beginning their own service learning ventures, and many others invited us to their school to do a presentation.

Mount Carmel students also spent the morning visiting the service learning expo, which included over 50 booths designed for schools to meet service partners and to learn new service ideas. Throughout the program, the emphasis was placed on how to implement these service learning projects; it also stressed how important reflections are after a project is complete, along with showcasing the student’s skills, insights, and thoughts. It is vital for the students to realize what a difference they have made in others lives and in their own lives through service learning programs. We believe that encouraging students to learn and apply academic, social, and personal skills will only help improve their community and to spread service learning ideas to others.

Teachers and Students who attended the Brown Foundation Celebration…

TEACHERS: Mr. Garside, Mrs. Galeano, Mr. Lazarine, Mrs. Borne, Mrs. Buras

STUDENTS: Virginia Bordelon

Grace Charbonnet

Erica Clement

Alexa D’Gerolamo

Savannah Marshal

Audrey Micelil

Catherine Rose Nicosia

Anne Pontin

Ellie Portier.

Gwen Robicheaux

Amelia Scariano

We are proud of you!