"We're so grateful to this young man," says Enterprise Principal David Herrera. "His request really came out of the blue. But after I spoke with him I recognized he was sincere and he really came through for our students. The benches and the reading spot are beautiful."
"This project demonstrates the important role our friends and neighbors play in supporting our students," says Board Vice President Micah Ali. "This young man should be commended for reminding us all that every effort and every gesture of support for our students is recognized and appreciated."
Mitchell raised more than $2,000 with the help of his family and fellow scouts. Then they purchased the benches and went to Enterprise to assemble and install them.
"Reading is important to me because literacy opens up many opportunities, such as education, jobs, and recreation," Mitchell told us.
The 17-year-old now waits for the Scouts organization to review and approve his project so he can become an Eagle Scout, the highest rank a Scout can achieve. Mitchell has dedicated seven years of his young life to scouting. He's not sure what he will do after high school graduation but the students of Enterprise will remember and enjoy the results of his efforts for years to come.
The CUSD Board of Education plans to formally recognize and thank Mitchell and his fellow scouts at a future board meeting.