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 details.

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.

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