Concordia College, Washington Elementary Students Showcase Hunger with Service Projects

Fourth graders set out to teach food shoppers a lesson with a little help from college students.

Concordia College students took a lesson in community service and taught what they learned to fourth graders at Washington Elementary School in Fargo.

“We teach them about hunger,” said Barb Witteman, who is a professor at Concordia College.  “We’ve done services projects together and then the fourth graders created a hunger project describing some aspect of hunger in the FM area and they’re here today with their final presentation.”

“This event is just getting the public involved and showing how many different areas and different aspects of hunger there are,” said Concordia freshman Sarah Stelter.

This is the first semester Concordia College is offering the seminar which focuses on learning through interaction with others.

“We started off this fall going to the emergency food pantry,” said Melissa Krueger, who is a teacher at Washington Elementary School.  “Then we met probably four times and worked on these projects.”

The students’ goal was to help young students truly understand hunger and get them involved with fighting it in their area.

“It brings my students working with the fourth graders and teaching them about an issue that hopefully someone will be able to solve down the road,” said Witteman.

“Just growing up with the thought that only adults can make change…but it’s amazing to see how receptive fourth graders are to wanting to make change,” said Stelter.

If you’d like to see the students’ posters, they are all up on display at City Hall.

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