28 Milwaukee Public Schools Participate in United Way’s “Season of Caring” Program


Over 3,200 Milwaukee Public School elementary school students at 28 different schools, including Lisa Schmidman’s classroom at Browning Community School, participated in the United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County‘s volunteer project, “Season of Caring.”

The volunteer project consisted of a one-hour classroom activity. The goal for this event is to educate children about the importance of caring for and sharing with others, both inside and outside the classroom through a literacy lesson and hands-on-activity. The program also engages students in an age appropriate reading and story comprehension activity to help inspire interactive conversation about the related topics; and to offer students an easy but meaningful volunteer activity that they can complete inside the classroom.

United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County is supplying a book for the children that highlights the importance of caring and sharing. The book will be read aloud by the teachers with a corresponding activity that highlights the key messages of caring and sharing. Students will then complete a volunteer activity – making and coloring birthday cards, get-well cards, and meal program placements, which will be distributed to United Way’s local agency partners.