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Posted on Feb 22, 2013

Serve. Lead. Succeed. Enrichment Class Sets Date for Helping Rady Children’s Hospital Teen Patients

February 21, 2013

Anne Frank once said, “How wonderful it is that nobody needs to wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” This simple, yet powerful idea inspired the creation of a first-time enrichment class: Serve. Lead. Succeed (SLS) Team.

The purpose of the enrichment is to give a team of students the opportunity to work together to research, design, and implement a signature service project that would address a community need. The SLS Team is comprised of ten energetic and compassionate second and fifth graders who conducted a needs assessment by interviewing Lisa Tweed at Rady Children’s Hospital. They learned that in the new Rady’s Acute Care Center, there is a “Teen Lounge” specifically for patients between the ages of 12-17 years old. Keeping up with the latest video games, movies, books, and music to supply the Lounge is always a challenge . . . the SLS team had now discovered their task–raise funds to purchase items to supply the Lounge!

On Friday, March 15, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., the SLS Team will be hosting “Movies for a Cause” on the Gillispie campus by showing four movies appropriate for a variety of age groups. They also will be hosting a snack bar during the event. This will be a fun family night for parents and children, and admission is a suggested donation of $5.00 per person.

Chelsey Watkins
Grade 2 Teacher and SLS Team Advisor

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