Action-based learning results in call to action to community
From The Moultrie News
Students in seventh grade at Cario Middle School support their local community in various ways. One is even through their curriculum.
The students are being required to complete
a Service Learning Project essay that persuades support for a local nonprofit
or fundraising initiative.
Through support from the Moultrie News, local nonprofit
leaders and volunteers, students have been guided on how to select the
nonprofit of their choice and how to write a persuasive essay in support of that
choice so that others will get involved. And we’re asking our readers to get
involved. Readers will be able to vote on the top essays the first of January.
The winning essay will result in the entire seventh grade supporting that
chosen charity through a method of the student body’s choice. Stay tuned for
Guest speakers were invited to the school to help with this
learning process, starting with lessons on how to write an introduction, how to
hook the reader and why supporting nonprofits is important.
Madeleine McGee, president of South Carolina Association of
Nonprofit Organizations, was the keynote speaker who introduced the nonprofits.
Classes listened to speakers from four local nonprofit
organizations: Kelly Hodges, executive director of Halos; Dr. Marvin Arnsdorff,
board member of Camp Rise Above; Kira Perdue, volunteer for My Sister’s House;
Jennifer Hartley, who discussed what it’s like to be a volunteer at various
nonprofit organizations; and Kristine Peteriet, development director of Dawson
Place. Sully Witte discussed strong introductions and conclusions.