SBC- Mays Ellison Learning Center Interest Survey
In accordance with plans for a year long celebration to honor 160 years of the establishment of Second Baptist Church (SBC), a proposal is put forth to reinstate the Mays/Ellison Learning Center (MELC). The Primary focus of MELC will be to provide reading support to K-12 children and youth at SBC, Melcher Elementary, and the surrounding community.
Brief History of Mays/Ellison Learning Center:
*Dr. Benjamin E. Mays was an African American Baptist minister and a nationally acclaimed civil rights activist. Because of his far-reaching and significant contributions in fighting for the rights of all African Americans, the first SBC learning center was named after Dr. Mays.
*Jeanne Ellison was a faithful SBC member and a dedicated retired educator, who worked tirelessly for many years to keep the mission of the Benjamin E. Mays Learning Center alive, offering academic tutoring for SBC and community children and youth.
*The Mays/Ellison Learning Center seeks to continue the rich legacy of assisting children and youth in their educational growth.