A Jewish day school on Long Island, New York recently launched a unique scholarship for students that makes tuition more affordable for families while encouraging them to give back to their community.
Despite burgeoning urban populations, Future Farmers of America (FFA) demonstrated record involvement this year with about 680,000 members. In Tenino, Washington, the student-led FFA chapter is building community leaders.
Randy Bowman knows the pressures of poverty. He was one of four children raised by a single mother in Dallas. Bowman has purchased land to build a dormitory facility for Dallas children who attend public schools “as a way to insulate kids from some of the chaotic and traumatic forces that can quickly derail academics.”
In the Diocese of Phoenix, Catholic school students learn service by sustained practice. At St. Mary’s High School volunteer service is not a requirement—because service is already a natural part of their lives.
When an African-American 1st-grader brought home a letter from his teacher reporting that he had been moved from the Rabbits to the Turtles reading group, family and friends in Madison Park, Alabama, didn’t resign themselves to the demotion. Instead, they sprang into action.
In Charlotte, NC, a reporter showed up to research an unsigned letter about a culture of fear at West Mecklenburg High School—and then failed to show up when invited to attend a senior award ceremony. One teacher is resisting that sensationalist bias.
Students at Fort Worth, Texas’ Our Lady of Victory Catholic School are more than classmates. They’re family.
Riley Benner, a sophomore at College of the Holy Cross, was inspired by a panel discussion on challenges facing refugees to be part of the solution. With the help of several funding streams, he’s restarting Phoenix Haberdashery, employing refugees who make handmade reversible ties.
In Fulton, Illinois each homeroom at River Bend Middle School received $100 to give back to the community. The only catch is that it had to have a personal connection to students.