Heritage High School Students Make an Impact on Children's Literacy
During the months of October and November, HHS students conducted a Children’s Literacy Community Service Project. The purpose of the Children's Literacy Project was to spread the importance of children's literacy. All children need to be able to read and write, which will help to foster a lifelong commitment to their education process. CHOA, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta is a Miracle Network Hospital, who created this state-wide project for Georgia DECA, Distributive Education Clubs of America, a marketing student organization. HHS DECA, along with FBLA, HOSA, The Writing Club, Beta, & Key Clubs joined together to make a powerful impact on Children's Literacy by customizing a special project for Heritage High School. This project provided a way for students to give back to the community and earn community service hours.
partnered with Barnes & Noble for a Book Fair Drive and the profit
generated was used to purchase books for CHOA and T.C. Thompson Children’s
invited Ms. Marnie Pehrson, a successful published author of more than 27
books, to speak to students in the HHS Theater about how to become a successful
author on October 3rd.
partnered with the Catoosa County Library where they did story time prep work,
helped with puppet shows, helped with story time crafts, & read stories to children. Students also participated in Catoosa County
Library Fall Festival.
- Students set a goal of 500 books to be
collected. They surpassed their goal
& collected 551 books & partnered with T.C. Thompson Children’s
Hospital to participate in the Children’s Miracle Network live televised
broadcast of the lighting of the Christmas Trees. (51 books were delivered to CHOA at the
DECA Fall Leadership Conference & 500 books were delivered to T.C. Thompson
Children’s Hospital on December 2nd.
Students helped unload presents from the community, performed arts &
crafts with patients, and participated in the parade of presents.
addition HHS Students did the following:
- Tweeted and posted on Facebook and other
Social Media about Children’s Literacy
- Created a promotional literacy campaign for
- Tweeted and posted on Facebook and other Social Media about Children’s Literacy
Children's Literacy Project Awards & Achievements
- Georgia DECA presented awards to HHS DECA for: (1) the
highest level of performance on this community service project (2) 3rd
largest contribution of books in the state!
- This was
the result of a combined unified effort on behalf of DECA, FBLA, HOSA, The
Writing Club, Beta Club, and Key Club.