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H2O for Life Alumni Rock the World

Posted by Patty Hall on January 15, 2014

H2O for Life was founded in 2007 and we are in the middle of our 7th year as an educational organization connecting schools with local and global service-learning programs focused on the water crisis. As former H2O for Life students complete high school, enter college and enter the work force, they often share their stories.  […]

GWA International Movement

Posted by Steve Hall on February 12, 2014

Last year, Venezia Wee, a junior from Shanghai, China, contacted H2O for Life to assist her with a global water crisis campaign in her schools. Her investigations led to a campaign titled: “The International Movement”.  For the last several weeks, Venezia has been traveling around the world, sharing her message with others. Here is a […]

Stillwater reaches $50,000 goal!

Posted by Steve Hall on March 18, 2014

Here’s an excerpt from a great article highlighting Stillwater Junior High School’s H2O for Life experience throughout the past five years. Congrats, SJHS! “My favorite part about H2O for life is that I know I’m helping a little village in South Sudan get water so they can start a better life,” group member Skylar Grube said. […]

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A Monumental Time!

Posted by Patty Hall on April 16, 2014

Last week H2O for Life attended a fantastic National service-learning conference hosted by the National Youth Leadership Council in DC. It was titled “Monumental” and it was! H2O for Life had a chance to reconnect with many of our service learning schools, teachers and students that attended. Abington High School represented H2O for Life proudly […]

Going the extra mile!

Posted by Steve Hall on May 14, 2014

We recently received these cute photos from Girl Scout Troop #4406 in Arlington, VA.  These girls participated in the Tuckahoe/HB Woodlawn 5k to support a Escuela Pescaderia in the Dominican Republic, but also did much more.  Here is the note which arrived with the photos: – Last year, as a Daisy troop, we went to […]

New World Record!

Posted by Steve Hall on May 21, 2014

Stillwater Junior High, MN walks for water! 1145 students and staff walked while carrying water on their heads in an attempt to set a Guinness Book Record! Results take a while but we know…  YOU did it! Hats off to a great school. Thanks for raising over $50,000 to provide water for South Sudan over […]

This isn’t hard!

Posted by Steve Hall on May 28, 2014

Quick note from Brenda Pulju, teacher at North Branch Area Middle School, MN: This is Kasey Rankl! She is an amazing student, always does her best and always enthusiastically participates. When I asked her why she was doing this she said. “This isn’t hard. You just need to ask people to help out. Most people […]

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Dear H2O for Life Schools

Posted by Patty Hall on June 4, 2014

As President of H2O for Life and a former teacher I know the amount of work that goes into a successful service learning project. Thank you for your time and commitment. H2O for Life schools will have donated more than $2 million dollars by the end of the school year to support water, sanitation and […]

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South Carroll Walks for Lusigetti

Posted by Nick Coughlin on June 5, 2014

This update was sent to H2O for Life by South Carroll student, Anna Lindsay, in 2014. The First Annual Walk for Water at South Carroll High School, Sykesville, MD, sponsored by the National Honors Society was a success! There were over 150 participants who walked the 5K cross-country course on May 31st, most carrying two […]

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Integrating STEM

Posted by Patty Hall on June 6, 2014

Integrating STEM in Service-Learning is Easy H2O for Life will be launching more curricular connections for schools in the fall.  STEM education is a hot topic.  Let’s not overthink how STEM can be integrated. What can be more STEM related than water: construction of water wells, learning about aquifers, learning about filters, mathematically graphing and […]

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