Pittsburgh Carrick’s The Future is Mine Demonstrates the Importance of Civic Duty
On April 16th, Pittsburgh Carrick’s, The Future is Mine (TFIM) team made a point of helping the community not just in cleaning up or recycling, but also expanding the communities knowledge on multiple topics of history. Team members made sure local Vets and active soldiers knew that they were not forgotten. The team’s objective this year was to inform the school and community about the importance of our civic duties.
The TFIM team completed a wide variety of projects throughout the year. This year’s activties included: “Letters to Vets”, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Trivia, Open House (peer to younger peer), recycling, visiting the Carnegie Museum “Teenie Harris” exhibit, and “Stash the Trash”. During the holiday season, students set up a display table in the cafeteria and encouraged students to write letters to active duty soldiers and veterans who have served during a time of war.
To celebrate the accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., TFIM team created a trivia game. Students answered questions on Martin Luther King Jr. and correct answers were rewarded with a bookmark or candy. This was an informative way to involve students in learning more about Dr. King.
Students from eighth grade, transitioning to ninth grade, were hosted at an open house to learn more about the school. TFIM students gave guided tours with guidance counselors, managed activity tables, and personally connected with the upcoming students. TFIM continues to inform the school community through “greening up Carrick” and will continue to recycle and clean the outside of the school.