To give children a sense of community and being part of a larger world, LVCC includes programs in our curriculum that focus on civic responsibility. LVCC's Campus Center school-age students recently participated in an activity to understand being a good citizen in the United States by positively influencing the soldiers that protect and serve us.
The class wrote inspirational letters to the soldiers based overseas. Each letter included imaginative drawings and a personalized message from a student. The children shared encouraging words of gratitude and pride for their country. As part of a care-package mission, the letters, along with snacks and other goodies, were sent to the troops.
Being far from their families, many soldiers naturally become homesick. The children hope their gifts will bolster morale.