This article in the Downers Grove Sun covers the story of an elementary school in suburban Illinois that decided to celebrate its 80th anniversary by giving back to the community. Over the course of the school year, students have been encouraged to complete 80 acts of kindness that benefit the community. Each charitable act is written down on an apple and added to the school’s giving tree, which hangs in the gym.
This is a great example of a school working together with the community to encourage participation from students and parents and build a meaningful relationship between the school and its community.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Motivation Matters blog.