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WINTERVILLE — A local philanthropic organization has provided funding for the Pitt County Schools Early College High School's School Year 2023-2024 after-school food assistance program.

September 12, 2023

Still Serving Inc., founded and led by retired U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Major Mario P. Fields, presented a $3,600 check to Pitt County Schools Early College High School administrators and students recently. The money will provide much-needed funding for students participating in Pitt County School Early College High School after- school programs.

“One of our Adopt-A-School program goals is to provide food assistance for after school programs. I am excited that we achieved this goal with the support of gracious donors and stakeholders.​ Research revealed that school snacks enhance student learning ability by contributing to their mental and physical well-being. I believe students can focus more on learning and not being hungry." Still Serving, Inc. Founder and President Mario P. Fields said. 

“Still Serving Inc.’s mission is to improve skill development for students in low-income communities,” Fields said. “I believe fundraising efforts and donation demonstrates our commitment to our mission, vision, and values. We are passionate about doing our part to influence positive change around the world." 

Through Adopt-A-School, Still Serving, Inc. establishes collaborations and develops fundraising strategies that strive to improve the development of student skills. Thus far, the organization has contributed $13,500 to its two partner schools — Pitt County School Early College High School at Pitt Community College and the Innovation Early College High School at East Carolina University — to fund more than 15 skills-based events and impact more than 620 students. “Every time I stop and review these statistics, it brings me joy that we are making a positive impact in Pitt County, North Carolina,” Fields said.

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