Empowering Students To Lead
Doing good for others, together.
Through Do Good December — one of the program’s Service Projects — students were asked to Drive, Do, and Deliver their way to giving back in their communities.
For many students, this entailed character-building acts of service, such as delivering meals, collecting toys, writing letters to soldiers, and caroling. For students at New Manchester High School in Douglasville, GA, it meant going a step further.
These students decided to give back in a BIG WAY by partnering with a local nursing home facility. Students hosted a hot chocolate fundraiser at their school, which financed the purchase of socks and blankets for seniors at the facility. Then, as a group, the students personally delivered the items. They also stuck around, sang carols, and spent time personally connecting with residents. It was a gesture that displayed precisely what it means to “do good” for others as a leader.
“Blankets and socks, which seem simple to us, make a really big difference to somebody else. You give back. It gives you a chance to appreciate what you have.” — Casey Bethel, New Manchester High School Facilitator
If this story inspired you, we encourage you to share it with others and to share the difference Chick-fil-A Leader Academy students are making in the lives of others.