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Torture Your Teacher is a Success at North Branch Middle School!

Posted by Chelsea Morrison on June 9, 2015

Posted by H2O for Life Intern Talia Milavetz With only two days until the end of the school year, North Branch Middle School finished up with one of their last fundraisers, Torture Your Teacher. Students filled the bleachers and spilled out onto the floor, sitting cross-legged and awaiting their teachers’ fate. They worked hard to […]


2015 Water Festival - Salem Hills Elementary

Posted by Patty Hall on June 10, 2015

On June 1, Salem Hills Elementary School, Inver Grove Heights, MN, hosted their all school “Water Festival”.  For several weeks before the event, all classrooms in the school focused on local and global water.  Each class adopted a theme and prepared to share their results at the festival.  Students created jewelry to sell, created Ugandan […]


Coon Rapids Middle School Walks for Water!

Posted by Chelsea Morrison on June 11, 2015

Posted by H2O for Life Intern Talia Milavetz For their last fundraiser of the year, Coon Rapids Middle School held a walk for water. The entire 6th grade class flooded the field to participate.The sun was shining as students carried jugs of water for three miles around their outdoor track. The first lap around was […]


Teacher Leah Sedler on the Importance of Passion, Community, and Global Mindsets

Posted by Chelsea Morrison on June 12, 2015

Posted by H2O for Life Intern Talia Milavetz Leah Sedler always tells her students, “find something in life that you will do for free, that you are really passionate about, that you really care about. That changes your perspective on life”. Sedler models this philosophy for her students by pursuing her passions of volunteering, playing […]


Exciting News!

Posted by Patty Hall on June 24, 2015

In early June, H2O for Life President, Patty Hall, was a featured speaker for the Rotary International Conference hosted in Brazil.  Patty, along with Rotarian Nancy Gilbert, shared an upcoming collaborative project that will be launched in the fall.  Along with Rotary Clubs, Proctor and Gamble and H2O for Life, 30 schools in Nigeria will […]


Chris Heffernan and Students Find Success in Their Work to Make a Difference

Posted by Chelsea Morrison on July 9, 2015

Posted by H2O for Life Intern Talia Milavetz NAPERVILLE, IL- Chris Heffernan and his students are changing the world, one fundraiser at a time. Their newest idea is a life-size game of Hungry Hungry Hippos, where students whirl around on roller skates and try to collect dodgeballs from the center of the gym. While this […]


Entire Family Makes a Difference!

Posted by Chelsea Morrison on July 17, 2015

Posted by H2O for Life Intern Talia Milavetz Mark Bowles and his family show how service learning can go from a classroom or faith based activity to a whole family experience. For their family, it all started with Katie Spotz, an ambassador to H2O for Life and the youngest person to ever row across the […]

Ella’s Potholders

Posted by Steve Hall on September 30, 2015

Ella embodies all that H2O for Life stands for. She gives us the inspiration to keep working day after day to recruit more U.S. schools to participate in our service learning opportunity. If you know a young person who is driven to make a difference, why not call his or her school and suggest an […]

Water Ball 2015 - Celebrating Youth

Posted by Steve Hall on October 5, 2015

On Saturday evening, September 26, three hundred fifty guests attended the Water Ball, H2O for Life’s Annual Gala. The event held at the Crowne Plaza in St. Paul, Minnesota was a magical evening. Guests were greeted by Chippewa Middle School’s African Drum Line, led by director Kathy Crockett. They were followed by a jazz group […]

Warm Welcome from Porter Students and Staff

Posted by Steve Hall on October 6, 2015

Yesterday, H2O for Life President Patty Hall visited Porter Elementary School in Mesa, Arizona. Porter Elementary School’s “HOPE Club” has led the H2O for Life project at Porter for the past few years with leadership provided by teacher Amber Marquez-Wells. Porter has studied the global water crisis and provided funding for schools in Kenya and […]

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