Grade seven students took on the role of Service as Action Assistants to help their Service as Action (SA) coordinator become more active toward issues of local and global importance. They organized groups, schedules for training, classroom, materials, and more to train over 100 new recruits in what SA means and what Service as Action Assistants do.
Children learned life skills throughout this amazing project led by them and supervised by me, their SA coordinator. But I was more of a 'guide' than a supervisor. I trusted their decisions, fostered their talents, and enjoyed watching them in action dealing with and solving everyday problems.
Watching these children get together as a team and discuss interviews and decisions was incredible.
I love to empower my students. Learning from books is one thing. Learning on the field, experiencing real-life situations is another. Everything culminated in the first and only SA fair where students signed up to volunteer for different activities, met with known organizations and observed as their peers led such an amazing activity.