Hayes Elementary is a PYP school in the International Baccalaureate program. For years our fourth graders have investigated how water impacts people's lives. Through that study we have taken part in Google Earth tours and learned about how nations are impacted by lack of access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation. Also through that study we read about H2O For Life in a Time For Kids and learned that it began in our neighboring school district, Mounds View. It is exciting to hear that we have a local connection.
Heritage Academy of Science & Technology is a grades 6-12 school in Minneapolis. We are primarily Somali-American students, many of whom have lived in or visited Kenya. Our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)classes are organizing our fundraising for your school.
Heritage E-STEM Magnet is a school dedicated to environmental causes. Over the past couple of years, our school has been partnering with InSciEd out to promote awareness with issues related to water. Heritage has raised funds for H2O for Life for the past two years and we expect this to be our best year yet!
The fourth grade scholars strive to be global leaders. After reading A Long Walk to Water, our team decided that working to help others access fresh water, and to ensure that more children are able to go to school as a result, became one of our hopes and dreams!
Our school is passionate about the environment and taking action. Many of our students have a personal connection to South Sudan and East Africa.
All 8th grade students are involved with researching a human rights issue, doing something to solve their issue (action) and then reflecting on what they learned. Many students have chosen to solve the water crisis in Africa by participating in H2O for Life. Groups are doing a variety of things to raise the funds.
4th Graders at Hilltop are learning about water! We are excited to partner with H2O for Life to help bring clean water to students around the world!
We have the opportunity to provide a transformational service-learning opportunity for our students through H2O for Life. Our students will study issues surrounding the global water crisis, learn about their partner school and country, and will plan and implement activities that raise funds to help bring water and sanitation to our partner school. We want our students to know that by working together, we can make a difference in the world! We hope that all students in our school will benefit from our partnership with H2O for Life. Students will be challenged to think about their own habits concerning water usage, and will develop awareness of the enormity of the issues surrounding water in our world. We hope our school will be committed to make this project for our partner school a reality.