West Palm Beach CCLC Gets Letter From the President

Pen Pals with the Prez: West Palm Beach CCLC kids pose with their letter from President Obama.

Pen Pals with the Prez: West Palm Beach CCLC kids pose with their letter from President Obama.

 

It’s not every day someone gets a letter from the president. But kids at West Palm Beach, Florida, CCLC recently got some impressive correspondence from the leader of the free world.

“Our School-Agers wrote letters to President Obama in February when they were discussing presidents past and present,” said Center Director Sharon Alaimo.

In total, 14 letters were sent from CCLC kids. Like many other people in the world, they sought aid from the president, but unexpectedly they requested it in the forms of money, help with chores and free ice cream.

“I sent the package of letters to the White House with a note expressing that these were the ‘voices of the future,’” said Sharon.

A couple of months later, in April, the center received a package from the White House.

“We were so excited. Inside was a personalized letter from the White House with the White House Seal on it expressing the pride and dedication they felt about our children. Included were pictures of the president and his family. Our School-Agers just about fell on the floor when I read the letter and showed them the pictures. They felt so special and proud,” shared Sharon.

You can read the letter from the White House yourself here: White House letter_West Palm Beach CCLC

The children at CCLC West Palm Beach are learning about being a good citizens at a young age. Bravo guys!

Sharon agrees, “It was pretty exciting. The kids were really, really happy!”

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