Trenton R-9 Staff present program on Bright Futures to Trenton Rotary

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Rissler Elementary School counselors Teri Critten and Leslie Woodard, as well as Trenton R-9 School Superintendent Dan Wiebers, talked to the Trenton Rotary Club about the Bright Futures program Thursday.

They explained that Bright Futures helps businesses, human service agencies, faith-based organizations, and parent groups to partner with the district to quickly and efficiently meet students basic needs to help students succeed in school and life.

Critten said hunger, poverty, domestic violence, adult unemployment, and drugs in the home present obstacles to student success, and engaging in the community is the key to helping the students.

Critten and Woodard gave examples of how the program has been implemented. They suggested community members to get involved through activities such as lunch buddies or reading buddies or providing clothing or food to a student in need.

The Trenton R-9 School District has been affiliated with the program since earlier this year.

A kickoff breakfast will be held to introduce the community to the Bright Futures in the high school gym the morning of October 27th at 6:45.

Anyone interested in attending should RSVP by October 16th by contacting Woodard or visiting

More information on the program can be found on the Bright Futures Trenton Facebook page.

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