Since Laura Ward Crooks began volunteering at inner city school Brentwood Elementary, it became the first inner city school in the district to receive an "A" rating, which it has kept for the last 3 years. Laura serves as a consultant specialist for the United Way funded "Together Time" program.
She creatively teaches reading and writing skills there, and volunteers countless hours at The Sanctuary on 8th Street, an after-school and summer program for the children of Springfield. Laura also started a knitting club for the older girls and a story circle for the younger kids.
First Coast News