Middle School Service Project: Helping, Planting, Learning

Lifting spirits and doing good not so far from home.

Tumblehome Talks

IMG_4400Earlier this week Tumblehome Talks went on a service project trip with a group of middle schoolers in a local city. The mission: plant a garden at a homeless shelter for families with young children.

The school requires that each advisory of 12-14 students plan at least one service project during the academic year, and that the students help decide on and plan for the project. The teacher (who asked for ideas from parents at the start of the year) brought a list of ideas to the kids, which included this one. I asked he how she found the connection to this particular shelter. She smiled and twiddle her fingers in the air as if typing on a keyboard. “Quick Google search!” We tried it when we got home. I typed in “homeless shelter” and the name of the city. It took .35 seconds to come up with 41,900 results…

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