Youth Uplift Challenge

Our students were amazing this week!  Discussing a thought-provoking poem by Langston Hughes, making connections to their own lives in their journals, learning about the powerful story of William Kamkwamba and how he persevered through great adversity, and finally creating a beautiful reproduction of their own hands which are literally lifting up other students in poverty through the Youth Uplift Challenge.  I couldn’t be more proud!

These are just some of the awesome photos I took of all their hard work as they created 200 hands, which equals $380 for the Save the Children Foundation in Nicaragua and Indonesia.  To see more, visit the library’s Facebook page here!


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We started this school year talking about empathy and have never stopped.  What a perfect way to reflect on the Thanksgiving week and look forward to the holiday season of giving!



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