Giving back by connecting with Service and Learning

September 17, 2013 / ALL NEWS

Taylor Hawks

Quite a few students at Jackson Academy make service a priority. By helping others in need and supporting important causes, students are challenged to become responsible citizens who strengthen their communities and improve society.

One student who has a heart for endangered animals has found a way to put her concern into action. Freshman Taylor Hawks raised $1,000 last semester selling cupcakes during break. Proceeds were donated to the World Wildlife Fund.

“This summer I decided that I would sell cupcakes this school year and donate the money to the Gibbon Rehabilitation Project in Phuket, Thailand. This organization helps gibbons (an endangered primate species) that have been mistreated in captivity make the adjustment from cages to the jungle,” said Taylor. “I visited the project’s conservation office in Thailand over spring break, and I immediately fell in love with their compassion toward God’s creatures. This semester I will be selling cupcakes on the first day of the school-week each week raising money for this organization.”

Keep an eye out for future stories that show how you can connect with Service and Learning at JA. For more details about Service and Learning, contact Bill Bunch.