West Middle School

Bay Shore, New York, USA

2017

Overview

The West Middle School One World Club is in its third year. The Club is made up of 29 members who are 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. We meet twice a month. A strong focus is placed on selflessness, awareness, and the qualities that make capable and informed future leaders.

2016

Overview

The West Middle School One World Club is in its third year. The Club is made up of 29 members who are 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. We meet twice a month. During that time, the students research, plan, set up, and facilitate a school-wide day of service on Martin Luther King’s birthday. In addition, a strong focus is placed on selflessness, awareness, and the qualities that make capable and informed future leaders.

One World Projects

This year, through our most recent service learning project, the students in the One World Club at West Middle conducted a global search to find an issue they felt strongly about and one that they believed could impact the lives of others.

After researching, the students found that children in Uganda were suffering from painful infections caused by a parasite called a jigger. Since the children in Uganda did not have shoes to protect their feet, jiggers were burrowing into their feet and causing very painful infections. Through continuing research, students found a United States based agency, “Sole Hope,” and the Club partnered with them to make shoes for the children of Uganda.

The Club then facilitated a school-wide shoe cutting party where the entire school worked to cut patterns for 100 pairs of shoes. A “gofundme.com” page was also set up and $975 was raised by West Middle’s staff and their family members. The shoes were then shipped to Sole Hope who shipped the cut patterns to Uganda where soles would be added and the patterns would be sewn together. The raised funds were donated to Sole Hope to contribute to the cost of labor in sewing the shoes and also for much needed medical supplies.

CLUB INFORMATION

ADVISOR

Ms. Suzanne Ranft

STUDENT AGES

11-14

CONTACT

Only fellow One World Advisors may contact one another.
sranft@bufsd.org

  • The things we do in One World Club make me feel good because I was able to do something to help others.

    Mariel G.
  • We do things in Club to make the world a better place and that makes me happy.

    Carla R.
  • I learned to work together and help others in the world.

    Andrilys C
  • "I loved being able to help people who couldn't help themselves."

    Anonymous One Worlder
  • I love that the Club taught me about people in other parts of the world and their struggles.

    Dania L
  • "I love the feeling of helping others."

    Isabella A. One Worlder
  • "It makes me feel like I am making a difference!"

    Kelly R. One Worlder

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