MEXICO – Educational lessons for Bridges to Success middle school students have gone from the classroom to the community.
As part of a Family and Consumer Science sewing unit, Alexis Centrone (Oswego City School District), Kaylee Lewis and Shaun Huggins (both from Mexico Academy & Central School District) recently completed a project-based learning activity where they sewed bags and stuffed them full of goodies for children battling health issues.
About 20 bags were crafted of colorful cotton fabric with colors in pink and blue, sports, space and doll themes, and a drawstring sewn into the top.
The middle school students at Bridges, an alternative education component of the Center for Instruction, Technology & Innovation, sought donations of cards, crayons, coloring books, small toys, and headphones, among other items, and then handcrafted each bag before distributing them to a representative at Golisano Children’s Hospital in Syracuse.
Teacher Nicholle Lippert said she is proud of the students for their commitment to the project and caring for their community.