Community services helps N.Y. students become global citizens

12/12/2013 | Finger Lakes Times (Geneva, N.Y.)

South Seneca Middle School students in Ovid, N.Y., are helping people locally and abroad under the guidance of their teacher Gertrude Shaffer, who uses history, literacy, distance learning and empathy to inspire them to become global citizens and make a difference in the world. The projects -- including a food pantry, Habitat for Humanity and a Nigerian educational program -- bring visitors to the classroom and create lasting memories of their efforts, Shaffer said. Students choose projects, she said, based on "their reactions to the issues they research."

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