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This is not the first time that we’ve been amazed by the generosity of young people and remarked, “Wow… kids just… get it.”

Last year a social studies class at Kenowa Hills Middle School, led by teacher LynĂ©e Gilbert, decided that they wanted to raise money to help Syrian refugees after learning how difficult life was for this group. They raised over $600 and then approached SowHope for help connecting their funds to those in need. Shortly after this, another group of middle school students – across the world in the United Arab Emirates – also raised money for the same purpose.

Now the two schools have connected through SowHope to encourage each other as they work to raise a total of $5,000 each throughout the 2016-2017 school year. If they both succeed, an anonymous donor has agreed to match them with an additional $5,000!

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Kenowa Hills Middle School “Global Warriors” with teacher Lynee Gilbert, center.

Just before the holiday break, the Kenowa Hills group held a bigger-than-ever-before craft sale where they raised over $1,700! Part of their profits this year came from selling t-shirts, pictured here. The group has named themselves the “Global Warriors” and come up with a motto: “Knights go beyond the classroom”.

Read more, including quotes from the kids, in an article published in the School News Network.

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