Everyday leaders: Brown Elementary students, staff give back to community

Students and staff at Brown Elementary in New Boston came together recently and gave back to the community by collecting donations as part of a school-wide program called Leader In Me. (Photos courtesy of Cynthia Wyszynski)

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub

Published Feb. 28, 2020

Brown Elementary students proved recently that today’s youth can be leaders and make an impact in their community.

Students and staff at the school in New Boston gave back to the community by collecting donations as part of a school-wide program called “Leader In Me.”

On Feb. 7, the students presented the donations to several different groups and organizations during a special school event.

During the event, representatives from each grade presented the collections and cash donations to each group.

  • Kindergarten collected money for the Huron Fire Department
  • First grade collected personal hygiene items for the Salvation Army
  • Second grade collected $574.00 in coins for the Huron Rotary
  • Third grade collected items and $125.00 for the Brownstown Animal Shelter
  • Fourth grade collected food for the Open Arms food Pantry.
  • Fifth Grade made ‘blessing bags’ to be passed out in Detroit to the homeless by the Big Heart Movement.

Leader in Me is a school leadership development program for both students and staff members.

The program integrates leadership principles into the school culture, which in return helps build important skills such as self-confidence, accountability, empathy, and academic achievement.

Learn more about the Leader in Me school program by visiting leaderinme.org





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