Students in a new leadership class at Sheridan Junior High School have raised over $3,500 to benefit other students and families through the Compass Center for Families parent liaison program.
Richelle Frankovic), who’s instructor for the program, said the class allows students to develop leadership skills while doing service-learning projects using a number of machines that she’s been able to acquire.
Frankovic explained how the students’ crafts turned into a fundraiser.
The result, Frankovic said, was that her students created eight baskets of items, both things they have made and donated items that they secured from local businesses.
Frankovic said Compass was chosen as the recipient of the money raised because of the work that Compass does in assisting students and families at the junior high school. Frankovic said people from Compass work to help families in need with basics like heat and food.
Students also spent two weeks selling raffle tickets, and raffle tickets were drawn for the winners Thursday at the school.