Advantage Lancaster, an innovative educational mentorship program, with the generous donation from the SMC Terminus Group on the behalf of the Corbin family provided students with backpacks and supplies to begin the 2016-2017 school year.
David Corbin of the SMC Terminus group reached out to Advantage Lancaster’s leaders to see how his family and company, SMC Terminus Group Inc. located in Atlanta, GA, could help ensure Advantage Lancaster students have a great start to the 2016-17 school year. Together, they distributed 50 backpacks stuffed with school supplies to EXIT Lancaster students on August 18th at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, Jones Conference Center (750 E. King Street, Lancaster, PA). Members of the media were welcome to attend.
This distribution and Corbin’s philanthropy are inspired by the teachings of his grandmother, Sarah “Mazie” Corbin. She believed in the power of higher education, and often remarked, “There will be no uneducated hands and feet in my house!” She insisted upon focusing on academics first, and participation in extracurricular activities was contingent upon completing school assignments first. Mazie, as she was fondly known, dedicated her life to enriching the lives of her family and the Lancaster community. Ensuring children are ready for the school year through the Back-to-School Backpack Project is in memory of Mazie and her belief in the potential of each and every child. Advantage Lancaster is very grateful to the Corbin family for their generosity and investment in the amazing young people Advantage Lancaster serves.