Students at OBA Participate in Breast Cancer Awareness Month
During the month of October, students and staff at the Frank O’Brien Academy (OBA) participated in a Service-Learning Project to help raise money for the American Cancer Society. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and we chose this project to support a staff member at OBA who is fighting a courageous battle with this terrible disease.
The students were given the opportunity to purchase Breast Cancer Awareness T-shirts and masks that were made by our very own staff members, Mrs. Davidson and Ms. Chmiel. All proceeds were donated to our project.
OBA dedicated October 26th-30th as their Breast Cancer Awareness Week and had fun activities planned for the students. Activities included hat day, crazy hair day, mismatch day, and pajama day. In order to participate in these activities, students were asked to bring in a donation (no matter how big or small) to help the cause. It was emphasized the importance of the students making the contribution so they would see and feel the positive action they were making in the lives of others.
OBA ended the week with a Pink-Out-Day where the students were asked to wear a pink article of clothing to show unity in this project. Students and staff then participated in a Google meet activity which was organized by Mr. Wineburg and Mrs. Kass. The activity brought together all of our virtual and in-person students to celebrate the success of the project. The goal was to empower OBA students to practice compassion through meaningful acts of service and to help create a more positive future for themselves and the world. Together, OBA raised over $500 and were honored to make this contribution in the name of one of our own OBA staff members.