Eighth grade students at The Learning Center Charter School know how to give back to the community. That’s because throughout the school year they have developed service projects in conjunction with the Lead2Feed program.
Lead2Feed is a student leadership program that blends leadership lessons with community service. The program is designed for 6th-12th grade students and integrates robust leadership lessons with a project based learning model. The goal of the program is for students to increase their understanding of practical leadership skills as they take action to make a positive impact within their communities.
The eighth grade class was divided into four teams with the goal of creating service projects within our community. One team donated over 300 units of food and supplies to REACH in Murphy. Another group was able to raise money and donations for The Friendship House in Murphy. A third team scheduled three liter clean up days.
Teacher Ryan Bender noted that the students worked through all the necessary steps of each service project. “These student groups created team names and logos and worked diligently to determine attainable goals for their projects,” said Bender. “I am proud of their work and they are happy to have made a difference in our community.”