World Hunger Leadership Challenge
Bridgman Student Leaders get 3rd and 4th graders to fight world hunger with a dance for food. Raising awareness and making an impact!
The Southern Queens Parks Association is responding to the Lead2Feed World Hunger Challenge by fighting hunger through its social entrepreneurship and performing arts based venture. The SQPA Feed Team is a street team made up of a dynamic group of passionate middle school students that use grass-root efforts to raise awareness and combat hunger in Queens, NY. At the Roy Wilkins Queens Park, The SQPA Feed Team is holding the 500 Can Challenge, a food drive to get families to support their community through donating canned and dry goods. Each week, the children volunteer their time to hand out food and groceries to hungry families through the local food pantry held at The Church of God in Christ Jesus of the Apostles’ Faith in South Jamaica, Queens. To further raise awareness, the students have created skits to show how other kids can do their part in identifying and fighting hunger in daily life. The students will make their theater debut in the coming weeks at the Roy Wilkins Recreation Center. The Lead2Feed World Hunger Challenge has both inspired and motivated our young people to step up and be leaders in their community through hard work, creativity, and civil service.
On this lead to feed program we have learned as a group that feeding is not all this program is all about. We are connected to a church called House of Every Nation, which is where we lend a hand for help whenever they feed the homeless in a program called Project Mathew. We have seen every type of homeless people such as; families, youth, kids, babies, drug attics, and most hard breaking we have seen people actually living on tents in the middle of nowhere. As we volunteer in this lead to feed program we have grown as a person and learned how to appreciate our lives. We have learned that being feed is not everything in this word. We understood that relationships and kind acts towards these homeless is what they need most.
1992 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Rigoberta Menchu Tum of Guatemala met with our Passaic Lincoln Middle School students and challenged them to get involved with world hunger. The Lead2Feed /World Hunger Leadership Challenge is the vehicle we are using to keep this promise. For our project, we created a huge bulletin board in our 8th grade cafeteria detailing the problems and solutions concerning global hunger. Each week our students are researching statistics and sharing this information on the bulletin board. We are also completing a huge mural honoring Nobel Peace Prize laureates Aung San Suu Kyi and Jody Williams for their work of empowering disenfranchised women. Our fund raiser involves a school wide “dress down day”.
Cadets from Mecklenburg County AFJROTC organized a fundraiser and collected more than $150 for Lead to Feed. In addition to canned goods that were collected by cadets, money was used for grocery shopping by the cadets and all items—more than 248—were donated to the Food Bank of Chase City, VA.
Novak’s Notes on Leadership: Lead Positive