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Eighth grader Alvin Shi was one of the first students to arrive to social studies teacher Corey Thornblad’s classroom. Thornblad led a session called Advocacy Workshop where she demonstrated to students how they could use social media to “address policy issues of their choice.”

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A Day of Service at Kilmer Middle

Students learn how to make a difference in their community and the world.

On Wednesday, April 17, students, teachers, and administrators experienced the first official Day of Service at Kilmer Middle School. The program saw the day’s usual lesson plans replaced with community service activities of all sorts. While the activities ranged in variety from packaging food, to writing letters of advocacy, to creating digital PSAs and so much more, the objective was the same for each—to teach youths about their ability to make a difference in their community and the world.

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