Freshman world history classes at Skyline High School have been learning about Africa and the different challenges people from that continent face; the students were so inspired they decided to do something to make a difference.
The freshman started a fund-raising effort for African relief organizations.
The students chose what organization they wanted to raise money for.
They had a goal of raising about $500; but they’ve surpassed that goal and have almost reached $2,000.
Today is their final day of raising money.
“It’s an eye opener, I mean I haven’t’ realized how poverty stricken the countries are” said 9th
grader Christian Deane.
“As a teacher this is the coolest part of our job because almost every kid is engaged, they love this project, they have fully bought into it and all of them are raising money and it just makes what we do every day worth it so much when they get it and they are now engaged in a global community” said World History Teacher Billie Wixom.
All the money raised will be donated to the different charities the students chose.