A model for meeting the need for food in a community, managed by our youth. The model also provides insight into the way a given need can be mapped out and addressed through a K-12 curricular educational sequence.
Kindergarten teachers identified animals as the starting point for a community leadership role. This power point also demonstrates the way in which models would be created and disseminated: simple format, complete with descriptive flyers or handouts. Models need to be clear and easily adopted by teachers.
First graders build on the kindergarten Caring for Animals project, finding a new leadership role for their community hospital. This project embraces a specific component of value to hospitals as well as relevance that is readily comprehended by first graders.
Second graders are sensitively brought into awareness of the need not only for a safe home, but also consideration of some things that might be comforting in new surroundings. Their engagements in providing for community needs expands to shelters.