Last week the Chronicle ran an item on Page 3 about the Small Town Big Change club at Ladysmith Intermediate School. Due to the pressures of newspaper deadlines, however, we missed a big part of the story: The telling in the students own words.
So Small Town, Big Change continues with Part II, in the students’ own words:
Aly, one of the leaders of the Small Town Big Change group wrote:
I was really happy to be a part of this organization. It was a good cause and a great opportunity to come together and support our community. It took us a while to get started, but it became pretty effective in the end.
People ask us why we chose to start our own organization rather than work through a bigger one. Our answer is simple: We already have needs right here in our own town. You don’t need to travel across the world to cause an effect.
The Lion and the Mouse is a story that basically says small people can help big people, too. And I really feel that at the end of it all we… did make a change.
At Ladysmith Intermediate School a small group of kids inspired students to donate personal hygiene products, books, and nonperishable items to the Ladysmith Soup Kitchen.
They called their group STBC: Small Town Big Change. They put the group together after an inspirational speaker, who motivated them.
With the help of teachers, the group created care packages for the less fortunate. It warmed the hearts of people in the community.
To the students, staff and parents of Ladysmith Intermediate School, who organized and supported this event, many thanks from a community so well served.