Social media has become a very effective way for charities to get their word out and inspire action. But is it a good thing, or are these organizations playing on kids’ propensity to jump on anything that goes viral? Read more…
Three students in their senior year decided to make a difference in the global community. As a result, they raised funds and supplies by involving teachers, students and parents from two campuses that led to the creation of a new school in the Dominican Republic that is transforming the impoverished community of San Victor Arriba.
December 13 -16 was the annual Week Without Walls, which brought all of the teachers and high school students at Trinity College School in Port Hope, Ontario out into the community to volunteer in over 50 placements, including animal care, women’s shelters, food banks and First Nations’ reserves. Now that the experience is over, here are some first-hand testimonies from the students who learned the lessons only hard work can bring.
Helping Hands profiles the efforts of schools and camps making a difference, whether it’s giving back to their local communities or influencing change overseas. First, Michelle Churchman from Trinity College School explains what their students gain through their work with the Free the Children organization, in their We Schools program.