Some of the students entered their projects into the Catholic Campaign for Human Development’s (CCHD) Multimedia Youth Art Contest. The objective for this contest is to incorporate the “Two Feet of Love in Action, Social Justice and Charitable Works” theme into the project and propose a solution to end poverty. The foot “Charitable Works” represents ways to resolve immediate needs. The foot “Social Justice” is about removing root causes of poverty and improving its structures. However, some students preferred to create a more heartrending and meaningful project that would express the pain and suffering of poverty. The projects make people in our communities aware of the serious and growing issue of poverty, and how to help stop it. From this lesson we learned how to be in solidarity with those most vulnerable in society- the unborn and those born into poverty. We learned that the future is our future, and that we do not want poverty to be part of it.
Article written by Jack, 7th grade student at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic School, Altamonte Springs