It makes it all worth it...
On days when you walk into your classroom meditating on how obnoxious teenagers can be, come back to my archive page and look at these pictures. What you will see is the collective effort of a student body to feed 150 needy families, some who are a part our school family, by breaking last year's record of just over 50,000 food items with just over 60,000 food items this year.
Then, after three weeks of standing out in the cold seeking donations at the local grocery stores, these same students will spend their afternoon and evening shopping through our makeshift grocery store that they are responsible for stocking.
This will be followed on the next day with a contigency of students who will drive these items to the necessary families. There is no standardized test that will measure the heart and compassion that continues to thrive in the youth of our country.