A month after the earthquake in Haiti, students at Mission High School took to the halls, selling slices of pizza to raise money to donate. Students raised more than $500 selling pizza to send to a Haitian K-12 school named Sopudep on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince.
Sopudep was established by grassroots activists to serve some of the poorest families around the capital.
Additionally, Social Studies teachers Roth and Aimee Riechel have made it their mission to integrate Haiti’s history into their curriculum. They cover the Haitian revolution as an embodiment of the values set forth by Americans in their struggle for independence.
Mission High School is planning additional fund raising programs. The school’s video class aired a feature on Sopudep during the weekly TV announcements. The school’s Black Student Union intends to adopt the Haitian school and begin a pen-pal program.
Read more about the school’s community service on their school website and in the schools newsletter.