sixth grade math teacher Lauren O'Malley discovered some of her new students didn't know much about Sept. 11 2001.
Not much of a surprise as many of them were born in either 2000 or 2001.
To teach them about the historical significance but also to help them learn how to make a difference in the world, she decided to have the entire 6th grade class at the middle school participate in the “I Will” campaign by creating a quilt.
The I Will Campaign is part of an international non-profit movement to observe Sept. 11 every year as a day of charitable service and doing good deeds. Today millions participate annually by taking time out on 9/11 to help others in need, in their own way.
More than 130 sixth grade students wrote an "I will" statement on a square, that will eventually be assembled into a quilt, and hung in the school's lobby.
Volunteers are still needed to help stitch the quilt together. If you are willing to lend an hour or two, contact the school.
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