FUN FACT FRIDAY: Riverside Elementary Assistant Principal Headed to Dominican Republic to Help Build School for Children in Need

Picture of Amy AdamsIt will be a service project like no other for Riverside Assistant Principal Amy Adams as she travels to the Dominican Republic to help make educational opportunities available to students and families in need, located in a mountainous area called Constanza.

More than 1,300 educators applied to be part of the project called ‘Memory Missions’ which is sponsored by Lifetouch. Amy Adams was among 50 chosen to make the trip and the only educator from Utah participating in the Memory Mission. Lifetouch will provide travel and housing for the educators while they are in Constanza from January 13 – 21.

While in Constanza, the group will help to complete a school that volunteers started building in 2011 – this time they will add a cafeteria and infirmary to the school in an effort to provide services for entire families. In the evenings, the volunteers will meet with children and families in their homes to get to know them and their needs.

Assistant Principal Adams will Facebook Live with students and teachers at Riverside Elementary School while in the Dominican Republic to share her experience and give them a first-hand look into the work of building a school where there is such a great need.