Friends School of Minnesota Student Council, has been selected by Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots to receive the Group of the Month award for their work with “Project Home.” They will be highlighted this spring on the Roots & Shoots website. Congratulations Student Council!

 

Previously, FSM Student Council was selected by Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots to receive the Project of the Week award .

What is Project Home?

Project Home is a program which supports homeless families’ needs in the Saint Paul area.

Volunteers sign up for evening hosts (shifts from 5-8:30pm) and overnight hosts (shifts from 8pm to 7:30 am) to work alongside St. Paul Area Council of Churches (SPACC) coordinators to assist homeless families who were staying at the Redeemer Lutheran Church in St. Paul. Duties include helping families to settle into ‘rooms’ and issue bedding and toiletries, set out snacks, help students with homework, read and play with toddlers and hold infants of host parents—listen and chat with families.

FSM joins Redeemer Lutheran Church in helping to fill the host duties, along with their own congregation. Sara Liegl, director of SPACC’s Project Home, came and spoke to middle school students about the project and about the issue of poverty and homelessness in the Twin Cities.

This service learning project supports FSM humanities students’ study of hunger in Minnesota and the research and discussions happening in their classes.

For more information on Project Home www.spacc.org/projecthome