Guadalupe Regional Middle School (GRMS) was founded with the goal of providing a nearly tuition free education for working poor families. Our families are unable to afford the tuition of a Catholic school. Our project at GRMS continues to reach out to the local community and to the generosity of various foundations to obtain the financial support needed to continue. We continue to work to ensure access to federal funding administered by the local school district and the completion of grant applications to raise funds.
Food distributions continue in partnership with the Brownsville Wellness Coalition. We have running a drive through food pantry to distribute fresh produce and non-perishables every week, and now, every other week. Our Junior Board of Directors has been running the distributions.
DINNER FOR THE HOMELESS
In June, Guadalupe Regional Middle School's Junior Board of Directors organized a dinner for the homeless, putting together 100 to-go meals with the help of Brother Bill Joyce, CFC. After the school canceled its annual gala due to COVID-19, the welcome bags for guests were dismantled, and all the specialty snacks that were donated for the gala were repurposed for this effort.
MENTORING PROGRAM FOR HIGH SCHOOLS STUDENTS LAUNCHED AT GRMS
The Junior Board of Directors at Guadalupe Regional Middle School has launched a virtual mentoring program for graduates of GRMS who are in high school. The goal is to engage students, especially during/after COVID-19, and help keep them focused and on track to college. Each high school student who registers will be assigned 3 mentors who will lead conversations, set deadlines for college essays and other activities, etc. All mentors all successful college students who are also graduates of GRMS.
GRMS PARTNERS WITH HOUSING AUTHORITY TO KEEP KIDS READING
In partnership with the Housing Authority of the City of Brownsville 30 students (15 from GRMS) will participate in a summer reading program this July. Each participating student will receive a Kindle Fire with preloaded poetry from local author, Daniel Garcia Ordaz (aka the Poet Mariachi). Students will participate in several weeks of Zoom meetings to discuss the book, culminating in a Q & A with the author. Students will get to keep the Kindles and will also receive an autographed copy of the book upon completion.
GRMS LAUNCHES COVID-19 RELIEF FUND
COVID-19 forced us at Guadalupe Regional Middle School (GRMS) to cancel our annual gala and other end-of-year fundraising events.
While we pivot to make changes in our fundraising schedule for the coming school year, with alternatives to in-person events + room for the possibility to continue our beloved traditions, we need your help now!