The Houston Family Arts Center (HFAC) used a book drive in its production of Seussical to help support Cy-Fair ISD Title I Schools. HFAC students, parents, and patrons donated over 400 books for Cy-Fair ISD to give to third, fourth, and fifth graders at a Cy-Fair ISD camp for homeless and at risk students. In addition, HFAC raised $400 that was used to purchase new books for students at Milsap Elementary School.
Title I is a federally-funded program designed to reinforce the basic and advanced skills of students who are struggling in school. Title I is part of the No Child Left Behind Act passed by Congress in 2002. A school is selected as a Title I school on the basis of the number of families within its boundaries who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals.
“We are extremely grateful that we have partners in our community that support us in such a generous way,” says Nathaniel Broussard, Cy-Fair ISD Camp Coordinator. “Community partners are a fundamental asset to the complete educational process.”
Members of the Seussical cast presented the books to
David Garcia, Cy-Fair ISD Director of Student Services