The crews of the Coast Guard Cutter Tybee and Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Woods Hole, Massachusetts, received the Coast Guard Partnership in Education award during a ceremony on Monday, January 7.
Capt. Verne Gifford, commander, Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England, presented the award to Tybee’s and ANT Woods Hole’s crews for their participation in the PIE Program at Morse Pond Elementary School.
The crews were recognized for their participation with expanding and improving the existing PIE program at Morse Pond Elementary School. Over the past year, 37 crewmembers volunteered 240 hours working with two classes at the school and ensured weekly visits with the students.
Crews provided a broad range of support including mentorship, individual and group tutoring in math, one-on-one engagement on science fair projects and additional tutoring for struggling students.
They also participated in schoolwide events, including anti-bullying awareness efforts, a Veteran’s Day ceremony and garden rehabilitation.
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