Ms. Tyson alongside the top-earning class!
PS 305 Dr. Peter Ray
Jeannette Tyson is the SAPIS Counselor and Penny Harvest Coach at this small school in Brooklyn. What makes her story even more amazing is that despite it being her first year as a coach, she managed to have a fruitful harvest in a matter of a couple of weeks. At first Ms. Tyson was confronted with a number of challenges: a small student-body most of which come from humble means. Yet, Ms. Tyson’s dedication and perseverance fueled her passion to overcome many challenges with students. After bringing their first week’s harvest to deposit at TD Bank, the total amounted to $142.67. Ms. Tyson was confident they could do better. By organizing a friendly competition among the students and utilizing the help of school resources, Ms. Tyson and her students were able to rally together and raise a total harvest of $931!*
Ms. Tyson’s work with her students is a testament to what can be accomplished when students and teachers unite. Their passion to help others less fortunate, willed students and staff to make an extra push. Common Cents thanks Ms. Tyson and the PS 305 school community for rallying together to strengthen their community by giving of their time, talents and treasure. Congratulations PS 305!
Student Leaders with Penny Harvest Coach Ms. Tyson
*Please note a correction was made from the April 8, 2015 Common Cents’ newsletter which stated PS 305 collected $600. The correct amount should have been $931.