Corn picking for good - Rosa Parks Elementary students harvest corn for people in need

    Students and their parents gather before beginning to collect the cornA group of Rosa Parks Elementary students and their parents spent time on a recent weekend to help others. Rosa Parks’ Take Action Club worked together with two other community groups to harvest 11,000 pounds of sweet corn. Food Bank Farm will deliver the corn to area food banks so that many in our area can reap the benefits of nutritious, fresh produce.

    The Rosa Parks Take Action Club (TAC) is a student organization that promotes leadership through service in its local and global communities. A student gathering corn in a corn fieldStudents participate in initiatives that expand their understanding of the challenges others face and work with each other and community members to address those challenges.

    The club is run by fourth and fifth grade students. Approximately 20 students are chosen to lead the club. Those not chosen still have numerous opportunities throughout the year to be part of the change by participating in service events at school and within the community. The Take Action Club partners with WE Charities, a non-profit organization, and is sponsored by the PTSA. It is overseen by two parent coordinators and a staff member.