Bridging the gap

The Escambia County Children’s Policy Council has partnered with Rachel Patterson Elementary School to enhance their literacy programs through family engagement initiatives. Kimberly Waller-Smith presented a generous donation to the school to help support programs that bridge the gaps between home and school to increase students’ reading proficiency. Accepting the donation is as follows, from left, Vonda Bynum, RP registrar; Kimberly Waller-Smith; Toya McMillian, RP principal; and Teresa Crayton, RP guidance counselor.