Number of Participants: 21
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $710
Event Type: Civic & Community
Date: December 27, 2019
Members of Abbey Lane Elementary School’s Get a Voice Club in the Levittown Public Schools are making a difference in their school. Advised by social worker Lindsay Grand and reading teacher Tara O’Connor, the club is an extension of Abbey Lane’s character education program, Get a Voice.
The club is open to fourth and fifth graders who meet once a month to work on a project or to plan an activity that promotes anti-bullying, inclusiveness, kindness and a positive school culture. The club recently met to prepare for their newest endeavor, creating a pay-it-forward video. The students were inspired after seeing one online and they discussed how they could create one of their own.
Students worked together to create a script and then practiced what they would be doing in the video before filming. The premise of the video is a student doing a random act of kindness for another student. They then pay it forward by helping someone else. After doing an act of kindness, the student gives the other student a paper heart. Once the video is filmed and edited by Principal Dr. George Maurer, the student body will watch it. The goal is to inspire Abbey Lane students to do random acts of kindness on a daily basis and to showcase that even small actions can make a big difference in the lives of others.
1) Get a Voice members, fifth grader Lily O’Connor (right) and fourth grader Erin Kerr, practiced their example of a random act of kindness for the pay-it-forward video.
2) Get a Voice members and cousins Ashley Oropeza (right) and Kaylee Oropeza with their paper hearts for the video.
3) Members of Abbey Lane Elementary School’s Get a Voice Club.
4) Get a Voice member and fifth grader Ally Schubeck reviewed the pay-it-forward video script before practicing.
Photos courtesy of the Levittown Public Schools