Oh, the things you can do and the thinks you can think!! Dr. Seuss had it right when he encouraged us to do and think new and helpful things. The 2020 Lead4Change Challenge teams are doing just that!
This week we spotlight Grassfield High School in Chesapeake, VA.
The Can-Do team of Leadership Development students strives to address food insecurity in their area. Each year new groups of students design and implement a multi-faceted project. Their goal is to bring attention to this important issue and food resources to their community.
The team’s favorite Lead4Change lesson is “Brand Your Team.”
After understanding themselves, getting to know team member strengths, researching needs in the community and choosing one need and a big goal, students are ready to brand their team. They design a name, slogan and mascot. This lesson is fun and critical to the social and community awareness they will need to make their project successful.
This year, during fall semester, the Can-Do team collected and donated more than 13,000 food items to their local food pantry. They also created kits to improve mental health and provide some fun for those in need. The Grassfield students involve the entire school, local businesses and other community organizations to assist in their work.
Teacher David Thaw says, “I applaud my students for their leadership, resilience, and creativity throughout this course. They taught me as much as I taught them!”
We join Mr. Thaw in applauding the work of these leaders! You are changing yourselves through the lessons and changing your community for the better!