Teaching our young Tigers the importance of service to others is a key component in education and is part of the district’s mission statement, “….U-E students will develop a deeper understanding of their place in the world community.”
To help achieve that, UEHS Key Club members traveled to CFJ to talk with third- and fourth-graders about service to others, understanding other cultures and working to help the community in which we live. UEHS students prepared presentations about the value of giving back to the community and then had the students participate in making crafts.
Rotating through six different presentations, CFJ students met Key Club students who talked about the community service they have worked on during the school year; veterans, law enforcement, animal shelters, hospital patients, ESL and ASL (American Sign Language.) Key Club members planned a creative activity for each cause, including making necklace flags for the veterans, homemade dog treats for shelters, butterflies for sick children, paper tigers for law enforcement and teaching simple sign language.
Key Club member John Quezada said, “At the center of this plan was the opportunity to share with our “younger tigers” the true meaning of giving back through fun activities that helps show the invaluable impact we can have for those in need.”
Thank you Key Club for setting a wonderful example for our Tiger Cubs!