Middle school students have a great capacity for compassion and empathy. Often, it’s just a matter of helping them find a meaningful way to express it. Being a One School, One Hope site has given our students a way to see beyond their own circumstances and into the lives of students in difficult situations in Ecuador. By raising money to help these students get an education, our students have learned to better value their own. The experiences of giving to others have become part of the culture of our school.
Our partnership with Education Equals Hope has allowed students to experience how small acts of generosity can truly impact the lives of others. Throughout our journey, students explored concepts such as global citizenship, resilience, and gratitude. Students, staff, and parents truly embraced the idea that together we can make a difference. As a result, our students have a better understanding that educational opportunities are truly a gift.