Glenda Bonds, a Business Computer Science teacher at Cross Keys High School in Brookhaven, received a State Farm Student Achievement Grant to lead her students in a semester-long service and learning project to address the issue of senior citizens’ hunger.
Bonds’ project begins on Oct. 5, and continues through Global Youth Service Day in April 2015. Throughout the school year, students will partner with the Senior Connections’ Meals on Wheels program to assist in preparing and distributing meals to the elderly. “Service learning enhances academic achievement and serves as an avenue for civic involvement for students,” Bonds said.
Bonds is one of 130 State Farm Student Achievement Grant recipients for the 2014-2015 academic year.