Thursday, November 21, 2013

Pollard Book Drive

Over several weeks and along with seven other 8th grade students, this student collected, sorted, packed, and delivered over 3,000 gently used books donated by the Pollard Middle School community. This project fulfilled what the students needed to do as part of the Grade 8 Community Service Learning Program.  The social issue that these students focused on during this project was illiteracy.  They researched and read articles about illiteracy and then focused on an action plan of how they could do their part to help stop illiteracy by collecting books for schools who were in need of these resources.  As seen here, she read some of the books she delivered to the students at Kennedy Elementary School in Brockton, MA.
Pollard Middle School students have just finished carrying in all the boxes of gently used books that they will be donating to Dearborn Middle School in Roxbury, MA.  Here they stand in Dearborn Middle School's library.  This school receives books from us on an annual basis and the books are read by students both in and outside of school.
Two eighth grade students read to kindergarteners at Winthrop Elementary School in Dorchester, MA.  As a result of their book drive, hundreds of books were donated to this school to help to fill up their new library.

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