Throughout this year, the Weaver 7th grade Cats and White teams have been involved in a service learning project focused learning the value of giving back and supporting others. They’ve chosen the theme of “Super Hero” and have been discussing what it means to be a Super Hero, more specifically, learning that Super Hero come in all shapes and sizes and are really everyday people who help others.
On March 17, right before leaving for Spring Break, they completed a day of service where more than 300 students were providing hands on support and acting as Super Heros by doing work to support Families for a Cure and its partners – Patches of Light and NC4K. The students created Grab-N-Go bags that are given to patients on the oncology floor at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, helped cut super hero cape patterns out of material that will be sewn together to create a personalized super hero cape for pediatric cancer patients, assembled Grab Bags for cancer patients that included items like hand sanitizer, gum, mints, tissues and other assorted items that are thoughtful for those receiving chemo, created personalized bookmarks that will be given to patients and help create and prepare promotional materials to support The FlapJack 5k.
This has been a great collaboration between Families for a Cure and Weaver Middle School. We’re blessed to be a part of such a great community and school system that is developing the whole student!