Fourth and fifth graders participating in Shine Bright this fall are well into their community service projects. Shine Bright teaches and empowers kids to put empathy into action. Students are paired with a mentor from the school and given curriculum to identify their passions and who they want to help and create an actionable plan with start-up money to give back to the non-profit of their choice. Students are selected based on an application process in the fall and spring.
Several students will be selling items at the Shine Bright Market the morning of the Thanksgiving program on Friday, November 22. The market will be on the concourse from 8-9 a.m. and immediately following the program until dismissal at 11:30 a.m. Please bring cash or check to pay for your items.
Here are this year’s projects:
Carlos: selling reusable grocery bags to reduce the number of plastic bags used. Donating money to Rainforest Alliance & Amazon Aid Foundation
Brodi: making coloring books to go into Welcome Bags with Katie Grace & Maria for the Community Kitchen
Tessa: hosted a bake sale and will be volunteering with the Alice Fund
Catherine: selling baked goods and hot chocolate to purchase tools for the Tennessee River Gorge Trust
Christopher: selling homemade dog biscuits and collecting dog & cat food for the Dalton Humane Society
Harriet: created and is selling Stump the Opossum shirts to "adopt" an opossum at Reflection Riding
Katie Grace: putting together welcome bags for Community Kitchen
Maria: selling handmade Advent Calendars and Christmas trees & putting together welcome bags for Community Kitchen
Grey: donated a basket to the auction at the Epilepsy Foundation event
Mia: partnering with Austin Hatcher and is participating in the trimming the tree party to decorate the office
Gabby: Selling baked goods to benefit the Hart Gallery
Lela Kate: Selling blankets & taking monetary donations for the Humane Society
Nina: organized a river clean up to take place on November 16th for Tennessee River Rescue