Cultural Awareness and Service
Description: Hoops for Hope sponsors two charity basketball events at Colonial Middle School: The King and Queen of the Court Tournaments and 4 on 4 for a Cure. The Queen and King of the Court Tournaments support the Coaches vs. Cancer Chapter of Philadelphia and takes place in December and January. These are multi-school basketball tournaments held at CMS. 4 on 4 for a Cure supports the ALS Association — Greater Philadelphia Chapter and is one of the largest middle school charity events in the Delaware Valley, with more than 400 CMS students regularly participating . Since 2009, 4 on 4 for a Cure has raised nearly $50,000 for the ALS Association — Greater Philadelphia Chapter. Once the $25,000th dollar was raised, the "4 on 4 Fund" was officially established. This means that all future donations from 4 on 4 for a Cure will go directly to the research being conducted at the University of Pennsylvania to find a cure for ALS.
Sponsor: Mr. Doroshow
STUDENTS THAT CARE
Description: Students That Care’s goal is to promote a positive climate throughout Colonial Middle School through bullying prevention, diversity activities and other student-generated ideas. The club is associated with the CMS “No Place for Hate” designation.
Eligibility Requirements: Any student is welcome, 6th-8th grade.
Time Commitment: 2 hours per week, after school on Tuesdays
Procedure for Joining: Permission slip to stay after school
Sponsor: Mrs. Kealey, community counselor