Cook School

The Reynolda Rotary Club of Winston-Salem has bridged social capital through its innovative partnership with Cook Elementary School since 2003. The Club’s initial involvement entailed financial donations for playground and other outdoor equipment, as well as mentoring and tutoring time commitments.

Over time, bonding relationships have developed between the diverse groups of Rotary members, students, teachers and school administration, resulting in improved student self-confidence, test score gains, trust building and stereotype elimination.
Additional traditions have also been established, including a book fair, a week long adventure to Camp Hanes for some students, an annual Holiday Party and a scholarship fund at Winston-Salem State University.
Book Fair 2019
Book Fair 2019
Jim Gallaher and Kenny Zheng help students at Cook Literacy Model School select books they can take home and keep!

Camp Hanes 2018

Reynolda Rotary, the YMCA, and Camp Hanes together sponsor scholarships to Cook School students to attend Camp Hanes for one week. It’s a special time for our Club to bring and see smiling faces of the students for a week long fun, adventure to Camp Hanes!

Cook Students off to Camp Hanes – 2018

Cook School Christmas Party 2017
Volunteer at Cook
To register to volunteer at Cook go to the following link:
Questions about why or how to register: contact Chris Yenrick (