Schools around the country have closed to protect students and communities amidst COVID-19. Consequently, thousands of students from the EdCorps Community are at home – often leaving their thriving businesses back in their classrooms. But some classes are finding ways to continue on – running their businesses and supporting their communities during this uncertain time.
Fan Faces – Grosse Pointe, MI
Fan Faces, run by Susan Howey and her fourth-grade students in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, may have gone home – but they never stopped working. Not only have students chosen to continue on with their business activities from home, they decided it was a good time to give back to those on the frontlines. They put their profits to work, ordering special thank-you cupcakes from local bakery Pink Elephant Cupcakes, and delivering them to the staff at a local hospital treating COVID-19 cases. As their motto says, “Cheering people on is what (they) do!”
BW Creations – Pittsburgh, PA
Despite being at home, students in Kristy Frohlinger’s fifth-grade class have continued to run their business, BW Creations. In a recent online team meeting, students decided to use a portion of their profits to send pizza and notes of encouragement to the Emergency Room staff at Jefferson Hospital, which is working directly with COVID-19 cases in Pittsburgh. They are also working on ideas to encourage and thank teachers during this time. See more about how students thanked their local heroes below.
Read the article from the Observer-Reporter here.