(Seguin) -- The Seguin Education Foundation is inviting you over tonight to learn how you can be its newest active member. SEF Executive Director Katie Edwards, says an informal Meet & Greet will be held today in the GBRA River Annex building.
"What we'd like to do because there is so many new people moving into Seguin, new businesses -- people that have just had their students starting in the school district and would like information on how they can give back in a unique way. We'd like to have them come in and learn about our organization and see if they'd like to volunteer," said Edwards.
Edwards says the opportunity is also for those who have seen the impact of the foundation and what it has been able to do for students across the Seguin ISD.
"The impact of the foundation is two ways. One it provides unique educational opportunities in the classroom that you're not going to get in the normal curriculum because of just the core academics that every single student needs. Sometimes there's unique things that the teachers can't bring because of the school budget and that's what we do. We provide things like a rock climbing wall, a kayak for more of the interactive and we have provided certain things of technology in the past -- iPads, when the iPads weren't popular. It's just a unique thing, an enhancement of technologies or educational instructional materials," said Edwards.
As the foundation states, the group is a way to provide "golden opportunities to students and teachers." She says individuals just have to be interested in making innovative educational opportunities available to local kids.
"There’s really no eligibility requirements other than just being able to offer your time. We have it narrowed down to just four general meetings a year for our members and then we request that people serve on one of our committees and those committees have various times throughout the year. We start with say our grants that are early in the fall, then we move onto our fundraising event Denim and Diamonds and then we have our celebration event at the end of the year. Plus maybe one or two other smaller things that happen in between. So people like to just give back their time to what interest them and then what works best for their schedule," said Edwards.
The Meet & Greet is set for 5:30 p.m. at the GBRA annex building located at 905 Nolan St. Light refreshments and a short video presentation will be offered.