Kids! of the Month
Amazing Kids! is proud to highlight the Amazing Kids! of the Month!
Each month, we showcase kids who are accomplishing amazing things. We hope that by telling their special stories, we will inspire other kids to accomplish their own amazing achievements.
Amazing Kids! of the Month for September, 2000:
Amazing Elementary Students Against Hunger, Jordan Small School, Raymond, Maine and Village Elementary School, Gorham, Maine!
Quotes of the month:
"I liked the Hunger Fair because I could teach all the people I talked to that hunger isn't something that is a one time shot. It's something that is everyday."
Tyson Nason, Village Elementary School, Gorham, Maine
"I thought the hunger fair was a great idea. It gave kids knowledge and that is important because kids are the future. If we influenced just one person then we did our job."
Charles Leavitt, Jordan Small School, Raymond, Maine
"I think a lot of people now REALIZE what they can do to make a difference."
Hope Profenno, Village Elementary School, Gorham, Maine
This month, Amazing Kids! is delighted to shine the spotlight the hard work and amazing efforts of these bright, caring and industrious young elementary students from Maine!
These kids spent many weeks preparing to host their very own Hunger Fair in order to teach other students about the serious problem of hunger, which they discovered is not only in other countries outside the United States, but in their own communities too! Read their story and who knows? Maybe you and your classmates will want to organize a Hunger Fair at your school too!
How it All Began...
The kids from Jordan Small and Village Elementary Schools had been studying about hunger in their classrooms, as part of the "Finding Solutions to Hunger: Kids Can Make A Difference" curriculum. The students were amazed to learn about how many people are affected by hunger every day! They were even more amazed to learn that there were many ways to help prevent the daily tragic effects which hunger can have on children and others. Read some Hunger Facts here.
The students wanted to share their
learning with others, so more kids would become inspired to help to fight
hunger. Then they got an idea! How about hosting a Hunger Fair
at their school?!! That would be a great way to help teach other
kids about hunger, and about what they can do to help fight hunger.
From the beginning, the Hunger Fair was a team effort. The fair was organized by the efforts of several people and organizations:
The students from Ms. Martin and Mrs.
Keene's classes were surprised to find that kids weren't the only people
at the Fair they were teaching about hunger! Many adults from the
community attended, including reporters from the local newspapers, television
and radios stations. There was even a representative from the Maine
United States Senator Olympia Snowe's office!
In Their Own Words...
Read what the fifth grade students
at Village Elementary School said about the Fair....
Read what the sixth grade students
at Jordan Small School said about the Fair... http://www.kidscanmakeadifference.org/Newsletter/n598e.htm
Want to Learn More, or Get Involved in Helping to Fight Hunger?
FOR KIDS: (Please note: The following links take to you the KIDS Can Make a Difference website. Please click your brower's "back" button to return to the Amazing Kids! website.)
KIDS' Teacher's Guide: "Finding Solutions to Hunger: Kids Can Make a Difference"
Notes to Teachers, from the KIDS' Teacher's Guide
"How Big Is The Hunger Problem?" - Sample lesson plan from the Teacher's Guide
Or Try These Helpful Resources:
According to Bread for the World (March, 2000), a charitable organization dedicated to fighting hunger, approximately 31 million poor Americans suffer from hunger despite the nation's historic economic boom.
Read the report: applesforhealth.com: Hunger In The U.S.
More Hunger Facts on the KIDS Can Make A Difference website: http://www.kidscanmakeadifference.org/hunfa.htm
World Hunger Year
World Hunger Year's Links to other
Special Reports on Hunger:
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