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Jun 07

Menchville High School Named LEAD2FEED Grand Prize Winner

Posted on June 7, 2016 at 8:44 AM by Latoya Jefferson

Menchville High School was one of the six grand prize winners of the fourth annual LEAD2FEED challenge winning $25,000 for their school's nonprofit of choice and a $10,000 technology grant that will come in the form of a class set of 23 iPad Airs. To win the Lead2Feed Challenge, students study leadership lessons, form teams and create programs to address a community need. 6-7 lead 2 feed scaledThis year, over 2,400 schools and clubs nationwide registered as Lead2Feed members. From those educators across 30 states who submitted student-led projects, six teams were selected based on the innovative and impactful programs they conducted to address a pertinent community need.

Menchville High School led a variety of service learning events, including collecting 6,594 canned items and $1,000 in donations for the Peninsula Food Bank. Ten thousand meals and $3,000 were raised for Stop Hunger Now. Students also illustrated a coloring book that was donated to every elementary school student in Newport News and crafted ceramic bowls for Empty Bowls Auction and Fundraiser.

 Overall Menchville students provided well over $36,000 to the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank, donated over 10,000 lbs. of food, packaged and/or served over 13,000 meals, over 500 student hours spent volunteering to this cause. The Lead2Feed Student Leadership Program is the nation's fastest growing leadership program, attracting more than a million students in 5,000 schools and clubs across all 50 states. Lead2Feed is where leadership and service learning intersect for measurable results. The program helps fill a gap in middle and high school education with innovative leadership lessons. Since the program's inception in 2012, more than one million student members have put their leadership skills to work, volunteering a million hours of service, providing nearly three million meals and hosting thousands of charity events to address specific community and global need.