Number of Participants: 23
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $777
Event Type: Seniors
Date: February 3, 2023
As the kickoff to a service-learning project and the start of Black History Month, the third grade students in Freeport Public Schools’ Bayview Avenue School created Maasai-inspired bead bracelets to share with residents of the Meadowbrook Care Center.
Before the students made their unique bead bracelets, they learned about the Maasai people of Kenya and sent letters to the residents of the Meadowbrook facility to explain the meanings behind the colors of the beads. Students asked the residents to share their favorite colors they would like included in their bracelets.
On Feb. 3, the third graders were joined by their parents in their classrooms to make the colorful bead bracelets with red, representing bravery; yellow and orange symbolizing hospitality; white meaning peace, purity and health; blue symbolizing positive energy; green for health and prosperity; and black representing enduring struggle and overcoming.
Photo caption: 1-3: Third grade students from Freeport Public Schools’ Bayview Avenue School made colorful Maasai-inspired bead bracelets for the residents of the Meadowbrook Care Facility.
Photos courtesy of Freeport Public Schools