Mobile Area Education Foundation CEO, Carolyn Akers, accepted MCPSS Superintendent Martha Peek’s Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness for ALS on Friday, August 22.
ALS is a disease that affects people from all backgrounds, and one that is very dear to her heart. At MAEF we are an organization that mobilizes our local community around our public schools, and how we as citizens of Mobile County deserve a good public education system that equates to a good quality of life for all. Akers took the challenge to remind Mobile that together we can make a difference in our community by coming together around a common goal, Graduate READY.
She challenged three people who have been supportive of MAEF’s mission to graduate all students ready for college, career, and life. Richard Hayes, Dean of the College of Education at the University of South Alabama, and a strategic partner of MAEF, Dave Trent, site director at Airbus Americas Engineering who has been vital in assisting us transform the schools in the BC Rain High School feeder pattern and creating a state of the art aerospace training facility on campus, and Chandra Brown, the president of the Junior League of Mobile, an organization who has been a supporter of MAEF since 1992.
Click the link to see the video. Ice Bucket Video