The school year may be coming to a close, but CDS FBLA members made time in the midst of their last week of classes and exams to lend a helping hand to a nearby elementary school.
A group of 10 MS and US students visited Mort Elementary School and helped out at the school's bi-weekly food pantry. The students received a ton of praise from the school teachers and resource officers. They did a fantastic job engaging with the 5th graders they visited while participating in a sustainability challenge with the goal to find new purposes for old blue jeans. Did you know it takes about 1,800 gallons of water to grow enough cotton just for one pair of jeans?!
Then the students helped the resource officers set up and serve the bi-weekly food distribution to families in need. After they finished that, they had the opportunity to meet briefly with the Nurse Practitioner on site to learn what being a "Community Partnership School" means. Before leaving, they spent their last minutes organizing the pantry and prepping breakfast bags for distribution the next day.
The students also delivered boxes of school supply donations from the locker clean-out at CDS last week. The grateful teachers at Mort immediately put the donated supplies o use preparing summer reading packets for their ESL learners. CDS FBLA and NBHS clubs also collectively donated $300 worth of laundromat gift cards from their fundraisers this year. With evictions on the rise for families in Mort's school community, these were much appreciated.
FBLA advisors, Ms. O'Neill and Mrs. Montague are so proud of the hard work the students put in; their efforts had an immediate impact. Click the link below to check out some pictures from their action packed day at Mort Elementary School. (This is a password protected gallery, the password is in the Thursday Folder email.)