Leaf Raking for Senior Citizens

7th Grade Service Learning Project
Leaf Raking for Senior Citizens

Service learning can have a powerful impact on staff, students, and their community and is an important pillar within our Attales Middle School. Our 7th grade team of teachers recently created a powerful service learning experience for our students as well as several senior citizens in our community. Through the efforts of our 7th grade teachers, they organized a leaf raking service learning project on Monday, November the 25th and partnered our caring students with several Absecon senior citizens. It was their hope that through this service learning project our students would be able to take the perspective of and empathize with others, which will promote social awareness, one of the five core competencies for social and emotional learning. As you can see in the pictures, not only did our 7th grade team accomplish their goal but they also create an experience for both our students and our seniors that they will not soon forget.

The 7th grade was able to complete this project due to a large donation of rakes from ACE Hardware in Galloway Township, New Jersey. Thank you Ace Hardware!!

ACE Hardware in Galloway Township

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