TAP by the numbers – the sum of our efforts.

June 7, 2010 at 11:56 AM 3 comments

By the numbers for all 7th graders at OIS June, 2010:

$19,079.88 raised with bake sales, lemonade stands, friendship bracelet sales, fun-draiser parties, basketball tournaments, sponsored rides and walks etc.

451 hours of direct action picking up trash, restoring land by clearing weeds and re planting native species, educating elementary students, volunteering at the food bank, cleaning up seals, volunteering at the pound etc.

78 bags of trash collected from creeks and beaches

31 native trees planted

783 signatures on petitions/members of the public educated about issues students care about.

15 articles and letters submitted to politicians, CEOs and newpapers giving reasoned opinions and actions students recommend.

Priceless: Mostly happy, empowered kids who seem to be able to communicate and apply science concepts to helping real problems. Happy parents at Open House. (Biased sample – as a parent, I only see teachers that my son likes. Awkward otherwise!)

I’m glad it’s over for this year and still a little shell shocked to fully appreciate it all. It’s been a great ride for me too.


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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. annemccartengibbs  |  June 7, 2010 at 3:42 PM

    A really impressive accomplishment! Congrats to you and to all of them.


  • 2. Karen Snelson  |  June 8, 2010 at 12:37 PM

    I just had a parent come in and tell me that the TAP project was transforming for her son. He chose Alcoholism as his Problem because a dear friend of the family. It really motivated him and he worked hard to find a solution after he researched the causes and effects. He was so proud of making a difference and finding a way to support the organization that has the highest success rate.
    It highlighted the imoportance of kids chooseing problems they care about and really want to solve. Great year, great projects. Karen


  • 3. Crispin Brooks  |  June 15, 2010 at 7:50 PM

    A really impressive accomplishment! Congrats to you and to all of them.



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