Middle schoolers donating money to local charities

Posted at 6:57 AM, Apr 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-10 12:08:42-04

A handful of middle schoolers across the valley are getting an early lesson in how to give back.

Students at Victory Middle School are one of the groups selected for the CenturyLink grant, a $3,000 award that lets students pick the non-profits that ultimately receive the money. All week, the students have been researching and making presentations to their peers. Topics important to the students range from food insecurity, suicide prevention and environmental needs.

"I think most importantly it allows them to practice their advocacy skills, which is something everybody needs in life--whether you're advocating for yourself, or your family or your community or special groups within your community," said Elyse Thorpe, a teacher at Victory Middle School.

The class will pick three different non-profits to receive $1,000 a piece. We will have more on this story next week, stay tuned!