The Enumclaw School District announced on Friday that the kids at Enumclaw Middle School were working on something pretty fantastic to propel them toward a greatly anticipated event in Seattle at month's end.
We Day on March 27 is billed as 1/3 icons, 1/3 hometown heroes and 1/3 music and celebration, and will feature names like Magic Johnson, Pete Carroll and Nelly Furtado, and while the event was free, you could only attend if you have committed to service work for both local and global causes.
Students in Karl Karkainen's leadership class have more than committed. The class opted early on to participate in a clean water campaign for Free the Children, the international charity that works alongside We Day to empower kids to realize their true potential to change the world. Click here to read about the campaigns.
And click here to read a first-person reflection from Karkainen about the work that his students have done.
They set a goal to raise $300 and as of the end of this week have raised in all, $2,205.50. A second nod but no less significant nod goes to Therese Nowlin's class for raising the most money for the project.
Meanwhile, students at Thunder Mountain Middle School and Enumclaw High School were also in the planning stages to begin their work toward We Day. District Superintendent Mike Nelson described this event and program as a way to move onto the next thing from last year's successful community initiative Rachel's Challenge.