(Editor's note: This letter was originally sent to the Levittown Schools Superintendent and Board of Education and is being printed here at the author's request.)
I have heard of the recent possibility of the cancellation of the Enrichment Program. It bothers me to have it taken away. To me enrichment means much more than learning something fun and interesting. Enrichment means following a dream, being able to reach up to your potential, being able to tell your parents something they don't know and be proud about it. Enrichment gives you confidence to make and reach new goals. This program is a dream catcher. It gives you a glimpse of what your dreams can be and what you hope to reach.
I am in sixth grade and have been an enrichment student from second grade on. Every year I've been looking forward to seventh grade enrichment. I want to be a lawyer when I am an adult and for as long as I can remember I've always said I wanted to be a contract lawyer. Next year was the year we get to learn about politics and law. In enrichment I love the teachers, the projects, the work, and even the kids who take class with me. I don't want the opportunity to be taken away from me and the other students. So please do the right thing.
We are America's future. So why are you taking from us? You should be giving to us. When you take from the kids you take from the future. We need well-rounded people and taking enrichment away isn't going to help us. When our parents pay taxes that are rising they expect that money to be going to the future, meaning the kids. We the kids need someone to turn to, books to open, and to be allowed to reach our full potential. So taking this away from us isn't helping anybody. The future is in our hands. So think about what you're taking away. Please don't take a really good resource away. Keep enrichment. Thank you for your time.
Krista A. Gallo
A current enrichment student at Wisdom Lane