One of the people who ran for a school board trustee in my area had as part of her platform that students should not be raising funds for outside agencies. Honestly, I could not disagree more, and cite the case below…
Being in a high need school where poverty is an issue for many of our families, I find this thinking reprehensible and apart from our work of helping students to become excellent citizens. Students from Keeler School were featured on Global TV news last night for the work they were doing in setting goals and setting up a food drive for the Veterans Food Bank. The news story was extremely interesting as many of the kids admitted that they had actually used the food bank with their family at times.
The best part of this is that they were all so proud to be giving back and helping out with people outside their school and in the greater community. There was passion, engagement, and a feeling of a job well done as they knew it was great work they were engaging in.
Looking around at our students, I think it just goes to show that our kids are just normal kids and just happened to be born in a specific area of Calgary. They have the same caring, sharing, sense of belonging, and generosity that every other student has and demonstrates.
Keeler Cougars, as always, I am proud of the work that you do every day and I am proud to also be considered a Keeler Cougar!
Work hard, learn tons!