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BAy Harbor 4th Graders Are Helping their Community

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Fourth Graders from Bay Harbor have made a commitment to do their part to make a difference in this community.  What kind of difference can a fourth grader make?  How about helping end childhood hunger in the Howard-Suamico School District?  This may sound like a big endeavor, but they are up for it!  Once a month these students come to Bay View to do three things – learn about poverty and hunger, bag groceries for over 100 families on pantry day, and create an art project for these families to show they care.  In October, they decorated the bags that families would receive.  The next month, they created posters on poverty and hunger awareness that were hung in each school in the district.  Each month students are taught about hunger and poverty in the area, given statistics, and challenged to fight stereotypes. Through a grant the district received from Sodexo, these students will get to do some advertising, too.  T-shirts are being designed for the kids to wear at their own school, at Bay View, and in the community. The hope is this will spur questions and conversations so the kids can start sharing everything they are learning. You are doing a great job of helping your community, 4th graders!