Beasley Elementary School
St. Louis, Missouri

Shoes Supply Safe Water
This was a student-initiated and student-led project involving the "Shoeman Water Project." Our Generous Jaguars, a 4th and 5th grade character leadership team, led the project with the whole school participating. Students helped to recruit others and visited classes to teach other students about the project. The students trained each other and participated in activities to learn about the countries that the project would help. Students realized that they are a member of the worldwide community and could help others outside their own neighborhoods. Each student was very excited and positive about helping collect new and used shoes. Collection boxes were placed outside each classroom. The Generous Jaguars decided to let the third grade classes count the shoes so that they would have a significant contributing role in the project too.