We are members of Abraham Lincoln Unitarian Universalist Senor Youth Group, working hard on supporting our 6th and 7th principles: The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all; and Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part, by supporting H20's work with water equity and access.
Every day, one billion people make a three-hour journey to gather water! There is a water crisis throughout the world that is creating economic, social, educational, and life-threatening conditions. There is an urgent need for clean water and sanitation in schools and communities around the world. Children, especially those under the age of five, are most susceptible to the ultimate horrors of water-borne diseases. Access to clean water and adequate sanitation substantially decreases the mortality rates among children.
Students and staff members at Barrington Prairie have been participating in H2O for Life for several years now. We feel it is our responsibility to help people around the world that are in need. We have the gift of clean water, working bathrooms and great hygiene education at our school and wish that for all schools in the world. We are happy to be involved in this wonderful H2O for Life organization and help to change the world.
The children at Belmont-Cragin have been involved in various types of service learning project for 3 years now. Our school is located in Chicago and services families from various Hispanic backgrounds. We are a hardworking community that believes in not only taking care of ourselves, but the importance of reaching out and taking a civic responsibility to reaching out to those in need. Last year, we raised over $1500 in the largest Race Against Hunger in the midwest and this year we would like to do the same by providing fresh water to children that are less fortunate than ourselves. Will you please consider helping us reach our goal? Any amount is appreciated.
Every day, one billion people make a three hour journey to gather water! There is a water crisis throughout the world that is creating economic, social, educational and, worst of all, life threatening conditions. We can help change that statistic for 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.
Our 5th graders spent a quarter learning about and becoming Water Guardians. They now want to raise money to actively support a school that needs better access to water.
We have studied poverty, and also water deficits in the world through Challenge 20/20. Our class chose H20 for Life as its service project because we were moved by the lack of clean water for so many people
Here at Emerson Middle School we believe that children should not have to walk miles for clean water. We believe that every child should have access to clean, healthy water.
For five years the Francis W. Parker Middle School has been committed to the H2O For Life Water Project. We have annually organized two days of projects focused on raising awareness by partaking in a series of activities. Some of the activities we have done in the past are a water carrying obstacle course to replicate the daily journey of kids fetching water, performing in a flashmob with a water theme, paintings that hang in our hallways regarding the theme of water, poetry panels, and a 5K walk/run. We have even built a model of a boat out of recycled water bottles to draw attention to a slightly different water problem: the floating garbage patches made up of plastics in our oceans (look up the voyage of the Plastiki if interested). One of the reasons we are excited about this doing another project with H2O For Life, aside from the need and the modeling of empathy and service, is that this is achievable. Sometimes kids are overwhelmed by world issues that seem unmanageable. We can actually accomplish this and step back and feel we made a huge difference. That is optimistic and encouraging. Middle School students have the altruism and energy to change the world. We hope we can count on your support.
We are Girl Scout Brownie Troop 60200, with 18 third graders from Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Catholic School in Orland Hills, Illinois. Our main Girl Scout project this year was taking our "Wonders of Water" Journey, where we learned all about the importance of our earth's freshwater resources. We decided to use a portion of the proceeds from our Girl Scout Cookie Sale to help provide fresh water to school children in another part of the world!
Freshman english students tasked with creating a service project want to help their community understand more about the global water crisis. The Forensics Club at Glenbard West High School has chosen to help Abundant Grace Jr. School raise funds to install a rainwater collection system (RCS) on school grounds.