In the fourth grade at The Miami Valley School, community service takes on many different roles-- from entrepreneurship to artistry and sales.
The MVS class of 2025 adopted Flash, a female peregrine falcon who lives at the Glen Helen Raptor Center, in an orchestrated four-step process that took effort from each student member.
First, the fourth graders brainstormed how to make the money needed to adopt the falcon for a year. For their second step, they chose to make coloring books to sell at the Spring Market. Each student then made a cover for the books which were sold for $5. All of the proceeds went to the the adoption of a raptor, and the children not only reached their goal, but donated $40 additional dollars than the $100 needed to adopt Flash.
The students studied the species available for adoption at the Glen Helen Raptor Center and chose to adopt Flash.
Each step involved teamwork, purposeful decision making, and effort towards the end goal: to put their "compassionate global citizenry" into action!