The Holiday Spirit Shines Bright at Lewisville Learning Center
UNT's Social Work Program hosts holiday festival for LISD School Age Parent Program
Dec. 21, 2018 — ’Tis the season of giving! At the end of November, the University of North Texas (UNT) College of Health and Public Service's Social Work Program hosted a holiday festival for Lewisville ISD’s School Age Parent Program (SAPP). SAPP provides pregnant and parenting teen mothers in LISD the support and resources needed to either remain in school or return to school to finish their high school education.
UNT’s social work students called themselves the UNT Advocates for SAPP and raised nearly $1600 to be used toward scholarships, baby items and caps and gowns for those in need. The students also collected baby items for SAPP’s closet.
“At the festival, they had a resume writing area, hot cocoa, cookie decorating and games,” SAPP Coordinator Mireya Usery said. “There were also photographers who were taking pictures of students in caps and gowns.”
Events like the SAPP Holiday Festival help create close bonds between LISD students, their families and the community.