FRANKFORT, Ind. (WLFI) - Sabrina King's fifth grade class at Frankfort's Suncrest Elementary School has an extra item in this year's curriculum. They are completing a community service project.
More than just doing, the kids are learning how to write grants and host fundraisers. They are putting their writing and math skills to use.
It is all part of a pilot program by Clinton County's Kiwanis, Optimus, and Rotary groups. The class' goal is to redecorate Frankfort's Quinton's House. It's the community's child advocacy home.
"Our ultimate goal is to help decorate the house inside and make it more kid friendly," King said. "The kids are going to do drawings, artwork, and help make it welcoming for kids."
Quinton's House was named after a local victim of child abuse. Now children who have been abused or witnessed a crime can go there to be interviewed.
King said her class had different projects to chose from, but they were drawn toward helping Quinton's House.
"I'm learning to help kids and the kids who have been abused," Fifth grader Lisyvette Martinez said.
"It's fun to help kids so they can be safe in a house with adults," Fifth grader Andy Sandoval said.
"I think they're really excited to have them in the community, and help out with this house, especially since it's a house for kids," King said.
The groups want to open this program up to all the county's fifth graders. King said after seeing what her class has learned she thinks it's a great idea.
"They are learning what it is to help others," King said. "It's just the process of helping other people who might not have the opportunity to do it on their own."
King said the class will help at Suncrests' movie night to help raise money. She said the whole project should be complete by the end of April.
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