This week, Hartselle Junior High seventh graders came together for a #GoodCharacters Expo to share powerful service projects with community members, mentors and peers. We were blown away!
After weeks in the American Character Program, learning about historical figures who transformed America, they were then challenged to begin transforming things themselves. What we saw next proved they are on their way to making this world an even better place to live.
Speaking from their booths, students shared how they formed groups, identified problems, worked with local mentors and began taking action. In addition to civics and character learned in the program’s curriculum, they gained real-world practice in collaboration, service, empathy, compassion and communication.
It was a proud moment for our Liberty Learning team as we saw first-hand how our 3rd and 5th grade programs had paved the way for these middle schoolers to take ownership in their roles as citizens. Their ideas, ingenuity and determination showed us America’s future is in good hands!
This immersive educational experience is made possible because our generous local and state sponsors understand that these lessons must be taught despite time and budget constraints.
Please help us thank the organizations and people who are investing in the children who are becoming our Next Great Americans.
Catch a glimpse of their projects below: