The 23 non-profit organizations that benefitted from the 8th grade spring service projects are: Arbor Foundation Bike Walk KC Boys and Girls Club Bridging the Gap Children's Center for the Visually Imparied Children's Mercy Hospital Children's Place Food Equality Initiative Friends of Lakeside Nature Center Great Plains SPCA Hands to Hearts Happy Bottoms Harvester's KC Pet Project Operation Breakthrough Red Bridge Pet Village Red Cross Ronald McDonald House Sherwood Autism Center STE's Food Bank Stream Teams US Department of Veteran Affairs Wayside Waifs
The Power of Service and Social Media: Class of 2020
8thgrade students at St. Elizabeth School learned how the power of social media can make a positive impact. Due to COVID-19, students pivoted their spring service learning projects to social media; Facebook, Amazon Wish lists, Go Fund Me, and other ways to advocate and engage community awareness and support.
Our 42 8thgrade students collected over $11,000 in donations in addition to goods and services for 23 non profit organizations.
In addition, one organization, Food Equality Initiative, was so impressed with the level of service and commitment, they are creating a Teen Advisory Board and have invited STEs students (Myles Carson and Maeson Tunley) to join the initiative.
St. Elizabeth Catholic School provides a Christ-centered, child-focused learning environment where Catholic ideals and a tradition of excellence are instilled.