Kingsbury service learning project helps homeless

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The Kingsbury Elementary Principal's Council, under the leadership of Principal Phillip Jackson, participated in a service learning project titled "The By Name Project." The students assisted the ministry, which is committed to serving the homeless in Sumter by serving a meal and distributing clothes and hygiene items. The Principal's Council was able to spend about an hour serving a full breakfast to more than several dozen individuals who were delighted to see the young ones there. When Jackson first formed the council more than 10 years ago, it was to foster a sense of giving. He said, "We wanted the mindset of giving and serving others to spread and go with these children throughout their lives. Those who give to others live truly happier, more fulfilled lives." The council is comprised of one representative from each homeroom in grades 3-5. These students bring issues to Jackson's attention and projects and information back to their homerooms from the administrator. Each year, the council is involved in multiple service projects that involve the entire school.