Samaritan Corporation of Pasco County Inc., (501c3), seeks “to foster social service initiatives that connect with the community, celebrate its cultural diversity, promote education, uphold spiritual values, and cultivate an authentic and enriching quality of life for all residents,” according to the Rev. Clyde E. Carter, who is the CEO of the program.
Carter recently reached out via email to The Laker/Lutz News to share information about opportunities offered through the organization’s three programs.
It has a “Blue Diamond Drumline,” which focuses on percussion, the rhythmic pulse of any band. It provides comprehensive training in the 26 rudiments of percussion and the art of reading music. The Drumline has begun instructional classes at Wesley Chapel District Park, 7727 Boyette Road, Wesley Chapel, with musicians ages 7 to 12.
The corporation also operates the Samaritan Corporation Learning Center, which offers after-school tutoring for elementary, middle and high school students.
The center uses a combination of traditional teaching methods and computer-based learning labs to pursue effective learning for all. It offers one-on-one tutoring tailored to address specific needs.
It measures success by the students’ ability to complete classroom assignments and homework with 80% scoring accuracy. Our goal is to help each student achieve academic proficiency and build confidence in their abilities.
The Samaritan Golf Academy was designed to give young golfers a different outlook on sports. The program will open in March. Its mission is to “foster hidden talents, embrace social and cultural diversity, and instill spiritual values in every aspiring golfer.”
Samaritan will be hosting a registration for drumline, for kids ages 6 to 17, on Jan. 16, Jan. 17, Jan. 18, Jan. 23, Jan. 24 and Jan. 25 at Wesley Chapel District Park, 7727 Boyette Road, in Wesley Chapel. The program is year-round.
For more information about the Dade City-based organization, visit SamaritanCorp.org.
Published January 17, 2024