Every year, one of our second grade teachers does a community service project with a local senior center. It spans many weeks and involves many activities across the curriculum. Kids physically go to the center on a few occasions and relationships are built. At the end of the year the seniors and kids get together and celebrate their friendships and the kids' graduation to third grade. This project has been a huge hit for all concerned and I would love to find a way to replicate it globally, but am not sure exactly how to proceed. One big limitation is that we are dealing with 2nd graders with developing skills. Wondering out loud about how to make this happen!

Kevin Jarrett, Northfield, NJ USA