By Mike DeNardo
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A Philadelphia law firm has “adopted” a local school, providing mentoring and cash.
The Sweet 16 choral group at Masterman High provided the entertainment as partners from the White and Williams law firm presented the school with a $10,000 check for classroom materials.
Some might say that high-achieving Masterman doesn’t need the help, but principal Marjorie Neff says all Philadelphia schools have seen budget cuts.
“Some of the high-needs schools need more than others, but we all need support. We all have programs that service kids from various backgrounds. And to help our kids be high-achieving, they need the same kind of resources that their counterparts have in wealthier areas of the state,” Neff explains.
The firm is also providing three $1,000 college scholarships for Masterman students. Neff says she hopes this move inspires other companies to support Philadelphia schools.