- Middle School
Through the GIN club, students learn to lead initiatives that will have an impact on our communities and to engage their passions for local, and global issues. With very few exceptions, they commit to participating for the full year, and the interest is clear - since last year, the membership has doubled in size to almost 30 students!
Recently the GIN club headed to Vinh Long Province with club leaders, Erin Johnson and Abby Morgan, both middle school teachers at SSIS, to set up a classroom library through The Library Project, one of the three charities that they support.
“After several months of raising funds for the library, our students had a chance to witness first-hand the impact it has in the classroom,” says Ms. Johnson. “When we entered the school that morning, we counted a total of 4 books. When we left, there were over 1,000! I’m so proud of the commitment our students have made to make our local community better.”
After the shelving was set-up, books were stamped and organized, SSIS middle schoolers lead the local students in games and STEM activities - clearly to the enjoyment of all.
And now, when our students plan their next fundraising initiatives, they have a clear vision and understanding of the impact their work has on our communities.
Way to go, Dragons! Live to give!