NAACP Pushes Education

by Danielle Cotterman on September 10, 2011 at 5:21 am

A local organization is doing its part to help local students further their education.

The Muskingum County Chapter of The NAACP hosted their second flea market of the summer. Proceeds from the market will go towards a scholarship for students preparing to enter and already in college.

President of the Local NAACP Chapter Kenneth Burke explains, "They have to have books, they have to have personal items and thing like that, this is to help them get through the transition of helping get set-up in a dorm."

Burke has been President of the local NAACP for nearly 13 years. He said every year they award a number of scholarships ranging from $250 upwards of $500. Their first flea market of the summer raised $250 to go towards a local student. Saturday’s market hopes to have a similar outcome.

"Anything you go through in life you have to be educated," said Burke. "That was our main focus for having this to help raise money for the Julie Marsh NAACP Scholarship."

To help a local student and to make a donation in honor or memory of someone you know contact the NAACP.