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Primary Students Learn About Homelessness

The fourth graders at Independence Primary School learned about existing outreach groups for homeless people and worked to help these people with their own service project.

On January 22, Deacon Lou Primozic from St. Basil the Great Catholic Church in Brecksville spoke to the fourth graders about homelessness. He gave a presentation about his outreach program and how it helps those in need in the area. The students then gave their own presentation about their project-based learning lesson that focused on the homeless.

Students created mats and blankets using plastic bags and attached an inspirational message to each one. Deacon Lou explained that to crochet a blanket of that size takes up to 20 hours and is very time consuming. He assured the students that their mats were appreciated and would truly make a difference in the lives of the people in need.

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