Emerson is more than just a place with excellent academics. It’s also a place for our students become conscious citizens of the global community. We believe that it’s never too early to teach our children. That’s why we sponsor Make A Difference (MAD) Days.
On certain Fridays during the year, before school we set up an area for hands-on activities based on our children’s areas of interest. Topics have included: the environment, homelessness, animal rights, and many more. Here’s just a few examples of our student’s creativity, commitment, and caring:
- A group interested in providing children in Haiti with clean water after the earthquake went to work making posters, speaking at our all-school meeting, and making collection jars for classrooms. The result? They raised enough money to provide water purification tablets for 14 Haitian children for an entire year.
- Children interested in animal welfare raised awareness by creating a presentation on the issues most important to them, explaining how others can help, and collecting crucial items — from kibble to cotton balls — to the Lindsey Wildlife Hospital.
Emerson children make a difference! When children get engaged and involved, they develop an appreciation for the environment that lasts a lifetime.