BY Toni Thatcher
Wareham Middle School
Students in my global challenges class has defined childhood hunger as a growing problem in the world and in our town. We currently have a back pack program that distributes food for over 100 students and families at Wareham Middle School on the weekends. My students are going to create a PSA about hunger and the program and how it affects our students and their families. We will upload this announcement to our school website. They will be making a video, creating posters, collecting food, bagging things up and helping with distribution. The students are also looking forward to putting together holiday baskets too. This is a program that needs sustainability with help from grant funding. My students are enthusiastic about this and I am excited that they have taken on this project and making our community aware of this growing problem.
How will the project be evaluated (e.g. how will you gauge its success)?
Success will be gauged by the sustainability of this project. I am also hoping to increase the number of students that this project will benefit. I am also hoping to partner with area businesses to help keep this program going.
Benefit to the students and the school
The students will be able to understand after research what childhood hunger is and who it affects. The school will benefit because children and families that are in need will know that they are not alone in this and we can provide help. This project will bring awareness about my students efforts and they hope to have additional support from the community.
Timeline of Project (when will you do the project, if applicable)
Project has already begun and will continue the whole school year and hopefully through the summer months.