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Friday, December 13, 2019

Second grade teachers from Pine Ridge Elementary School joined together to help their students with a powerful service-learning project.

Ms. Messner said, “Service-Learning gives students a whole different kind of educational experience. It allows them to think of someone other than...Read more

Monday, September 16, 2019

Ms. Anthony is an educator at Throckmorton Collegiate Independent School District in Texas who said, “we are a small rural community with an active senior citizen population. They love to be involved with the school but cannot always come to the school. Our students use philanthropy and service...Read more

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Ms. Schmierer is a special education teacher at Parkview Elementary in Wisconsin who said, “I think it is always a positive if kids can learn to reach outside of themselves to help others. It builds empathy and respect for different perspectives and experiences as well as can show kids...Read more

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Ms. Koors is a teacher at Greensburg Jr. High School in Indiana who values teaching service and philanthropy “to help future adults to see the true value in helping others and their community.” 

After using the Learning to Give lessons ...Read more

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Mr. Dickey is an art teacher at Union Township School Corporation in Indiana. “Teaching service and philanthropy to students allows them to see the world and learn where they fit in and how they can contribute, even through art!” 

A large group of 250 K-5 students...Read more

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Ms. Matheson is a Media Coordinator at Wesley Chapel Elementary School in North Carolina. “I feel it is important for our students to recognize how fortunate they are and that they can be helpful to others,” said Ms. Matheson. “Since they love to sew, I thought they should share their talents...Read more

Monday, June 3, 2019

Ms. Gehring and Ms. Weberding are teachers at Oldenburg Academy in Indiana who said, “We are a Franciscan school, and service is part of who we are. This was just another opportunity for us to learn about the world we live in and give back.” 

Just over 215...Read more

Friday, May 31, 2019

Ms. Fisk and Ms. Weismiller are first grade teachers at Manchester Elementary School in Indiana. “I feel that the ultimate goal of teaching is to guide students to become good citizens and compassionate human beings,” said Ms. Fisk. “I care deeply about our world and the animals, so this...Read more

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Ms. Ferris and Ms. Smith are Life Skills Teachers at Wildwood Elementary School in Michigan.  “I want my students to learn how to give back to their community. Many times, when thinking about this I realized that the children are not vested in it. At our school, we do a lot of money or...Read more

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