Having students give back on Community Day allowed them to develop creative solutions to the problems of bullying and find ways to be of service to others.
In Wisconsin Dells, middle school students spent a few hours using their social skills and creative abilities in service to others, observing the school’s “National Unity Day-Unite Against Bullying.” They embraced the opportunity to have students give back to their community.
They read to younger students, visited residents at a nearby health center, and performed for older students. The service oriented group efforts where all part of the activities that reinforced the value of community service.
“They learned about the value of networking, communicating with others and getting out of their comfort zone,” said Spring Hill Elementary Counselor Jodi Nelson. Community service is a part of the district’s “Academic and Career Planning:” curriculum.
“The mission is to empower ALL students to travel the road to adulthood through education and training to careers,” said Nelson.