BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) At the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year, Bryan ISD started an Essential 8 campaign.
Each month has a different character trait that students learn about. This months is philanthropy.
Kemp-Carver Elementary decided to put a twist on their character word learning by incorporating a contest.
Every year around this time, teachers and students have a door decorating contest. This year’s was based on non-profit groups. Teachers picked a national or local group to showcase.
Students, facility and parents can now walk around the school learning more about ways to give back.
“We keep talking about the definition of philanthropy, that it’s the action of doing something to make other things good for other people. It’s to empower and help and support and that it’s not just 'I want some toys for Christmas.' It's been really nice to tie all of it together,” said Catie Bushman, school counselor.
Second grade teacher Heather Baldridge’s showcase of the Salvation Army won. Her prize is a $100 donation to that charity.