Public welcome: Pelham Civics’ Help a Child program subject of Rotary meeting Wednesday

Editor’s note: This press release was provided by the Rotary Club of the Pelhams. The Pelham Examiner publishes press releases in the form received as a service to the community.

The “Help a Child, Change a Life” program of Pelham Civic Association will be the topic at a luncheon meeting of Rotary Club of the Pelhams on Wednesday, March 22. The meeting will be open to the public.

The speaker will be Rich Davidian, who chairs the “Help a Child” program, which seeks to close the achievement gap in financially challenged Pelham households. Since the inception of the program more than 10 years ago, the Pelham Civic Association has worked closely with the Pelham School District by providing computer equipment, tutoring, access to test-prep and college courses, college application fees, musical instrument rentals, an after-school academy and other necessities to ensure that no Pelham student is left behind for lack of money.

The “Help a Child, Change a Life” program plans a new after-school program that will provide individual and small-group tutoring for students in grades three, four and five – those whose earliest classrooms were virtual. It is also expanding access to SAT test preparation and anxiety counseling.

The program is supported by donations to Pelham Civic Association at

The Rotary meeting on Wednesday. March 22 will start at 12:15pm at Rockwells Restaurant and end promptly at 1:30m. Lunch costs $20 per person.