Big Brothers and Big Sisters Program Starts Between Middle School and ECLC 2 Students
The students in the 7 Metal advisory group chose Ms. Carlene’s ECLC 2 class for their local service learning project. The middle school group decided to start a “Big Brother/Big Sister” partnership with the Cool Crocodiles.
The goal of this project is to develop a partnership between the two groups using the “Big Brother/Big Sister” program’s philosophy. The grade 7 students will serve as positive role models.
The students chose “Big Brothers/Big Sisters” after several class discussions on what to do for their service learning project this year. “Big Brother/Big Sister” is the world’s largest mentoring program helping 270,000 around the world reach their potential through one-to-one relationships.
The vision and mission of the program is for children around the world to realize their potential, creating a better future for themselves, their country and the global community. This ties in with our school’s Expected Students Learning Results (ESLRs).
This particular project includes collaborating with Ms. Carlene and hosting several events throughout the spring semester. These events include reading books together, arts and crafts, and some team building activities.
The first event was held on Friday, January 14th. The middle school students arrived at Jingshan with snacks to share. The ECLC 2 students were waiting patiently to meet their new big brothers and sisters.
After the introductions were made the two group sat down together to eat a snack. The middle school students helped the little ones clean up before starting their next activity.
The ECLC 2 kids along with their big brothers and sisters, colored bunny rabbits in honor of Chinese New Year. The group then gathered together on the floor to hear the story about different rabbits, how they live and how to care for them. The story also mentioned how rabbits are often thought of as being lucky.
The middle school students are planning to exchange Valentine’s Day cards with their new little siblings next month. Other plans include a picnic in the park later in the spring when the weather is warmer.
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