We’d love to introduce our supporters to the wonderful work done by the Eagle Service Unit (ESU) at Freedom Preparatory Academy in Provo, Utah. One of their members contacted us with the welcome news that NCLB had been chosen as a service project to be performed by their members.
Each of the students in this awesome organization takes a turn leading a service project each month during the school year. In the past, they’ve been to food banks to sort canned foods, made blankets for women’s shelters as well as Project Linus, made teeny diapers for Teeny Tears, put wheels on wooden toy cars for Tiny Tim’s Foundation for Kids, coat drives, written encouraging letters to people who are in recovery programs, and put together baby kits for new moms. We are grateful to their member, Ellia, for choosing No Crayon Left Behind as her project.
Over the course of a few months, the ESU collected crayons through donation from their elementary and secondary campuses. It was also part of their Global Youth Service Day where they led the student body through various service projects.
The ESU is the kind of organization that proves that people of all ages can be generous, compassionate and driven in the pursuit of helping others. If only all schools placed as high an emphasis on service as Freedom Prep and the members of ESU. We are inspired by the works done by these young students, and cannot wait to deliver their beautifully recycled crayons to The Education Partnership, where they can be delivered to teachers who will use them as rewards and incentives for students already struggling against the tremendous challenge of financial hardship.