A+ Good Citizenship

Dec. 20, 2021

“We were talking about being a good citizen in social studies,” shared our 2nd grade teacher Ms. Koss. “And my students came up with a great idea.  Collect hats and gloves for people who have a need.”

“We want to be good citizens!” – Brooklyn

“We wanted to help the homeless this winter.” – Justin

“God likes us to do kind things!” – Shiloh

Working together, the class has collected an impressive 246 hats, gloves, and scarves!  The items will be handed out as gifts at the Food Co-op and other local non-profits that serve people experiencing homelessness.

What can you say about a group of 2nd graders who turn their social studies assignment on citizenship into an exercise in generosity? I think it’s pretty amazing.  I think it should be celebrated. I think these students should be affirmed for their compassion and empathy.

I’m proud to be part of an organization that allows children to develop their moral imagination—and supportive teachers who foster an environment that nurtures faith, compassion and generosity. This is what makes UrbanPromise so unique. This is the kind of learning environment you support and allow to flourish.

So thank you for believing in this kind of vision.