Part 4 of a 7-day series – Sharing the Positive Impact Grand Blanc High Schoolers are making thanks to the focus and direction of Social Studies teacher, Mr. Todd Babiasz. He oversees the class L.E.A.D. (Leadership Exploration And Development).
A note from Mr. Babiasz:
WHEN I REFLECT BACK ON MY 20 YEARS OF TEACHING,
this past year has been the most incredible experience for my students and myself. Something different happened this year. The difference was that my students made a real impact. They dreamed, planned, and implemented a project that changed the lives of all of those who were involved. Students not only covered content, had discussions, took tests, and completed homework, but they transformed people’s lives, including their own. My students were no longer just in “school” or in “class”, instead they were finding their passions, gaining new skills, making things happen, tearing down the walls of their classroom and positively impacting the real world. My students did so many things for our community: they build relationships with elementary students who were in need of them, they let our elderly population know they are important, have dignity and are valued, they helped students be more confident with clean clothes so they can get to school more, they brought awareness of animals in need of a home, they helped make a school heart certified and safer for all, and finally, they provided a system for women to get necessary health products that otherwise they may not have. My students have inspired me to step back and get out of their way. When I do step back, they step forward and are changing the world!
Presentation #4 Lights, Camera, Adoption – Students Involved:
Mary Hardenburg (Executive Producer and Editor of the Video)
This group of LEAD students teamed up to bring positive attention to animal shelters and what they offer. They connected with Adopt-A-Pet in Fenton to bring awareness of what they do and the role that shelters play in bringing together animals looking for a home and families. Lights, Camera, Action went to the adoption center and created a video for their website highlighting what they do. They also created and posted flyers all around the community to highlight Adopt-A-Pet, share their video, and give them contact information for future adoptions. This group made a positive impact in helping save the lives of animals looking for a family to adopt them and helped promote shelter animals in a more positive light.