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Hero of the Week! (7.3.20)

Posted by Silver Spring Neighborhood Center - 2020-07-03 13:19:19


This is Lynda Kohler, President and CEO of SHARP Literacy. SHARP partners with educators to foster a love of learning and brighten children’s futures through innovative STEAM-based experiential programs. We at the SSNC are so grateful and proud to be one of those partners!


Going on her 8th year at SHARP, this organization serves over 8500 kids a year! During the academic year they're in more than 40 schools and they also offer Summer and after school programming.


Children are naturally curious, and SHARP’s programs guide them toward new ways of learning that promote creative thinking and problem solving. SHARP brings learning to life by actively engaging students with hands-on activities, educational tours, collaborative summer and after-school programs, mural projects and more.


One thing we want to thank Lynda specifically for is being a pivotal key in a unique and fantastic program we have at the SSNC. If you haven't seen our aquaponics system, please check out the video below. It is one of our favorite things at the SSNC because it showcases what is possible through partnerships! This wouldn't have happened without Lynda and we're so thankful for her commitment to our community!


We salute Lynda for her commitment and passion towards helping the youths of our community. We are so thankful for everything her and SHARP has done for the SSNC and we are so excited to see what the future holds! That's why she's our... HERO OF THE WEEK!

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