“We’re bringing in programs beyond academics that will make students excited to be here. Without after school programs like boys and girls clubs, students at this age don’t really have many opportunities for extra-curricular activities,” shared JFK Principal Renee Jones. “The Tigerettes are wonderful role models. They help our kids understand the value of good character, behavior, attendance and punctuality.”
The mini drill clinic will take place before school once a month. The girls will learn dances, and much more.
“We hope to teach them leadership skills,” said Tigerette Lizabeth Pina. “Drill team is more than just dance. We’re a family. We have each other’s back and help one another whenever we’re needed. It’s about friendship, new experiences, and learning to respect others. We want to teach these young girls to be excited about their future. They have a lot to look forward to.”
The Tigerettes were excited to see the students practicing the dance routine they learned earlier that morning on their way to class. They were surprised by how much fun they had teaching the dance routine, and were glad the students enjoyed the new experience as much as they did.
The next clinic is schedule for Tuesday, Jan. 20.