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Back to school: US Coast Guard members give back to local students

Posted at 6:50 PM, Dec 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-11 19:50:03-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Local members of the US Coast Guard are going back to elementary school.

It's part of the Partnership In Education program that kicked off at Gibson Elementary school Wednesday morning.

The initiative gives members of the coast guard the opportunity to volunteer with students and tell them more about their experiences serving in the military.

“As teachers and educators we share experiences with them all the time,” said Assistant Principal Joel Gonzalez.

“But I love when they hear it from someone else that is out there in what we call ‘the real world’.

Coast Guard members had the chance to introduce themselves to students today and even sat down to read with them.

The program will officially start next spring and continue for what they hope will be years to come.