League City – Service learning is a priority at the Education Village. Recently, all three campuses worked together to man a food drive in hopes of helping area food banks. The results were stupendous. More than 16,000 thousand food items were donated to local food banks by students at the CCISD Education Village.
In preparation for the food drive, students participated in learning activities related to local and global hunger. Guest speaker Neal Hicks shared his experiences in international missions and local ministries. After studying the growing issue of hunger, students had the opportunity to make a difference. For three weeks, students from Bayside Intermediate, Mossman Elementary and Clear Falls High School donated food items and filled a school bus, not once, but three times.
Clear Falls High School, led by Student Council sponsor Libby Smith, collected and delivered items to the Lighthouse Food Pantry in Baycliff. Student Council students Jeffrey Ryan and Elizabeth Olivo claimed “The best thing was being able to know that we helped others. The challenge was in getting students to participate and creating an awareness of why we needed the food drive.” Freshman Madison Huerta added, “It’s right here in our neighborhood. You don’t realize how many people are in need.” The food drive concluded the first annual service learning project, with the emphasis on a recognized community need. Service learning, with a strong component of community partnership and involvement, will continue to be a priority at CCISD’s Education Village.