"So why not? Amazon... Amazon Girl," said Elizabeth Demarest.
That is the name of Demarest's first book. She grew up in the Amazon helping her family build churches and homes for people who had nothing.
"Our kids need to give back to our community. Our community really supports them. I want my kids to understand that when you ask for help, you'll receive it," said Michelle Perk, a teacher at Southeast Middle School.
On Thursday, February 26, students, staff and faculty from G.W. Carver Primary School took part in a special Black History Month celebration honoring famous African Americans who have paved the way in leadership roles.