Pat Perdew MVP Creative Loafing

Creative Loafing Neighborhood Issue Picks Westview MVP

Some weeks ago Creative Loafing put out a call for residents to pick their neighborhood MVPs, and the winners have been announced! Westview residents nominated Pat Perdew as their 2015 MVP. Read Creative Loafing’s feature about ATL Neighborhood MVPs: 11 of Atlanta’s best neighbors according to you.

Why did Westview residents nominate Pat as their 2015 MVP? Pat, and her late husband John, who passed away in 2014, moved into the Westview community in 2011. It didn’t take them long to jump head first into the role of neighborhood grandparents and guardians to the nearby children. Rather than turning their heads they embraced the children whole heartedly by opening their home and giving them a safe place to stay. Thanks to their passion and compassion their legacy grew and the Westview Community Organization (WCO) officially added a Youth Committee. Thanks to Pat Perdew and fellow residents the WCO is now headed into its third year of hosting a growing STEAM camp.

Pat – On behalf of Westview, THANK YOU for continuing to contribute such a valuable asset to our community!

Youth STEAM Summer Camp Photos

The Youth Committee, in conjunction with the John Perdew Legacy Project, hosted a two week youth STEAM camp from July 21st through August 1st, 2014 to allow the children to develop real world skills through arts and science. As part of the STEAM camp (an acronym for science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) the children worked with artist Ashley Dopson, listened to speakers talk about topics such as banking and finances, college and technical schools, music, tie tying, vegetable harvesting, and bicycle safety. At the end of the two week camp the children received free bicycles thanks to a generous donor.

To see photos of the Youth STEAM Camp view the photo gallery below (click “continue reading”) or visit the Westview Facebook page.

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