PRUNTYTOWN—Some Taylor County Middle School students recently came together to do some good in the community.
“Sixth grade social studies did a unit on civics. We learned about community and what we should do as good community members,” explained TCMS teacher Autumn Young.
For two weeks the sixth graders diligently collected socks from the community, during what they called “Socktoberfest”.
At the end of the two weeks, the students had collected 586 pairs of socks for children in need during these upcoming colder months.
The students celebrated their success by having a crazy sock day, showcasing their own craziest footwear.
Not only was this a wonderful act of kindness but also a very important learning for these students
According to Volunteers of America, two thirds of youths who volunteer become active adults who volunteer.
Growing into adulthood with a greater sense of social responsibility makes children more likely to volunteer throughout their lives.
Children develop compassion as they learn the value of giving to others. It can also enhance kids’ emotional development and foster socializing and communication skills.
A big thank you to not only the TCMS sixth grade social studies class for a very successful Socktoberfest, but also to the teachers and other adults that helped teach them this all-important lesson on what it means to be a good community member.