Caring Students With a Solution

Thoughtfully Done at Kenmore-Garfield
Posted on 06/07/2022
Image of KG Freshman Academy Refugee ProjectKenmore-Garfield High School's Freshman Academy spent the last few weeks of the school year focused on a project emanating from the driving question: "How can the students at KGHS make a positive impact on the incoming Ukrainian refugees in Akron?"

Students researched many refugee groups, learned about the Russian/Ukrainian conflict and prior history, and created presentations. English teacher Rebeca Grajzl tells us, "As an academy, we sold snacks to the building during lunches and before and after classes. Our freshmen were able to raise almost $1,200. With that money, they then began researching the needs of refugees in our community. They worked in their algebra I and freshman seminar courses to come up with a budgeted list of items that would be needed for refugee families."

Rebecca added that Acme Fresh Market, the school's business partner in College & Career Academies of Akron, helped by providing items of need at a discounted rate. Students spent their last few days in the building packaging these items to deliver to the International Welcome Center on Manchester Road. And On June 3, Kenmore-Garfield Freshman Academy delivered these bags/boxes to this center.

Image of KG Freshman Academy Refugee Project
Image of KG Freshman Academy Refugee Project
Image of KG Freshman Academy Refugee Project
Image of KG Freshman Academy Refugee Project

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