Atlanta Educator Receives State Farm® Good Neighbor Student Achievement Grant to Link Classroom Learning to Community Problem-Solving
Glenda Bonds to lead class in a “Semester of Service” designed to enhance student engagement
ATLANTA, GEORGIA—Glenda Bonds, a Business Computer Science teacher at Cross Keys High School in Atlanta, Georgia has received a State Farm Student Achievement Grant to lead her students in a semester-long service and learning project to address the issue of senior citizens’ hunger. Bonds’ project begins on October 5 and continues through Global Youth Service Day, April 10-12, 2015. Throughout the school year, students will partner with Senior Connections’ Meals on Wheels program to assist in preparing and distributing meals to the elderly. “Service-learning,” noted Bonds, “enhances academic achievement and serves as an avenue for civic involvement for students.” Bonds hopes that through participating in this service-learning project, her students will develop their confidence, realize their strength as leaders, and achieve a deeper understanding of their ability to transform the world around them. Consequently, Bonds’ students will play a substantive role in developing, organizing, and leading the project.