Reading Friends of Aledo is proud to play an important role in the East Parker County community. Diane Taylor, Owner, and the staff and teachers at Reading Friends of Aledo, live in the community in which they serve and have children in both the public and private schools in the area. We are proud to support the following organizations:
Aledo Independent School District Community Partners
Reading Friends of Aledo is a proud supporting member of the Aledo ISD Community Partners Program. The objectives of The Community Partners Program is two-fold: To improve communication and cooperation between the school district and the communities it serves, and to increase student success and enhance student/staff recognition while promoting appreciation of business partners for school district support.
For more information regarding the Aledo ISD Community Partners Program, see http://aledo.schoolfusion.us
The Aledo Education Foundation
The Aledo ISD Education Foundation was established by business, civic and community leaders to support the mission of the Aledo Independent School District by supporting innovative educational projects and activities that are beyond traditional funding and/or for which tax dollars cannot be expanded. Foundation funds are used for educational enrichment programs such as innovative grants and programs to enhance student achievement, to recognize exemplary staff involvement and to foster community support and involvement.
Diane Taylor, Owner, has served as a Board Member on The Aledo Education Foundation for four years and proudly supports the mission of The AEF!
For more information regarding the Aledo Education Foundation and how you can help the teachers of Aledo ISD, see http://www.aledoef.org/home.html
Aledo Independent School District – School Health Advisory Committee (SHAC)
Diane Taylor has also served on the Aledo ISD School Health Advisory Committee for 11 years. The mission of the SHAC is to establish and communicate appropriate strategies to implement on-going programs enabling students at all levels to make informed choices for a healthy lifestyle reflective of the community’s values.
From 2010 to 2013, Diane served as the Parent Co-Chair of the committee and presented an annual overview of the SHAC team’s activities to the AISD School Board at the end of each school year.
For more information about the Aledo School Health Advisory Committee, see http://school-health-advisory-committee.aledo.schoolfusion.us
The Aledo Children’s AdvoCats is a non-profit organization of women committed to raising charitable funds to help fulfill and aid unmet needs of children and their families in the Aledo area. Established in 2002, the AdvoCats have donated more than $500,000 to the community. 100% of money raised through fundraisers is used towards charitable efforts such as medical expenses, clothing, living expenses, wheelchairs, dental care, school supplies, counseling and more.
Reading Friends of Aledo has been a member of this important organization since 2007. Through the AdvoCat Angel Project each December, Reading Friends of Aledo and the amazing families who attend our school, have provided holiday gifts and financial donations for more than 450 local disadvantaged children totally more than $35,000.00.
For more information regarding Aledo AdvoCats, see http://aledoadvocats.com
The Hemispherectomy Foundation
Reading Friends of Aledo is a proud supporter of The Hemispherectomy Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, that was founded to provide emotional, financial, and educational support to individuals and their families who have undergone, or will undergo, a hemispherectomy or similar brain surgery. Through the financial support of individuals and businesses, this foundation is able to provide help to families and includes, but is not limited to: college scholarships, trade school scholarships, camp fees, life-aid equipment, travel expenses, and other aid as approved by the officers.
For more information regarding The Hemispherectomy Foundation and the important work they do, please see http://www.hemifoundation.org