This month share an example of schools and community working together to support one another.
For this Feel the Love Friday, we want to hear stories about how students build connections with their community.
At Ashland-Greenwood High School, FFA students have come up with a way to say thank you to local farmers with its “Feed the Farmer” program.
During harvest, students make meals and deliver them to farmers in their fields, building a connection with those who work and support their rural community.
In its fifth year, the activity encourages students to make connections with agricultural professionals and interact with those in the community, many of whom they have never met before.
With each delivery, students demonstrate their professional skills – they shake hands, make eye contact, and introduce themselves to each farmer on behalf of FFA and the school.
Like communities across the state, Ashland-Greenwood maintains a strong connection with its farmers and landowners because of their longstanding contribution to public education. This program allows these community members to meet students and get a glimpse into how their involvement with and contribution to Ashland-Greenwood High enhances the community.
How do students connect with your community?
Share a story about the connection schools have with your community on Friday, December 7.
Submit an example on our Stories page, include a photo or video, and tell us why public schools are pivotal to our communities. You may have a chance to win our Feel the Love prize pack.
Don’t forget to wear your I Love Public Schools gear Friday, Dec. 7 and share photos with #ilovepublicschools online.