Students in intensive art classes participated in Books of Hope for the first time. Books of Hope is a service-learning program where U.S. schools sponsor a school abroad and create books to help meet the students’ educational needs. LHS students each wrote, illustrated and bound an original book that was sent to Lalogi Primary School in Uganda.
Goals of Books of Hope:
– To enhance literacy and learning abroad by creating educational materials for vulnerable children in countries where English proficiency is necessary for success.
– To support literacy in U.S. schools by motivating students to read and write for an audience of their peers who will value their work.
– To foster empathy and social responsibility in American students by providing an effective way for them to learn about and make a difference in the lives of children facing war, poverty, disease, and slavery around the world.
Find out more about this program at www.booksofhope.org