We are so proud of the courageous leaders of Gullet Elementary School. After Courage in Action, a four-day residency with Theatre Action Project visited Gullett’s 5th graders about a month ago, the students formed two clubs which continued meeting independently: The Hunger Helpers and SAAT (Stop Animal Abuse Team).
The Hunger Helpers launched a highly successful food drive and SAAT is about to launch a pet food and supply drive. And that’s just the beginning. SAAT in particular has big plans for the future. Check out the photo gallery below to see what they and the Hunger Helpers have been up to, and what they’re planning next.
A favorite excerpt from a letter one of our courageous leaders wrote to her principal after our 4-day program:
“We are looking for homes for [Lou, the cat we found], and I am sure there are plenty of people who will love him/her, and he/she would be a great family cat. But I am not [writing you] looking for homes [for Lou today]. I am looking for help for other animals in Lou’s name. (He didn’t die, I am just wanting to do it for him), so I was wondering if we could have and animal food drive. I mean, we have people food drives, why not some for animals, too?
I also want to make a difference. I can. It doesn’t matter your age. I am a kid, but I am NOT just going to sit around waiting for adults to make the difference for me. Because guess who is going to be the adult tomorrow? Me. So why wait? People will listen. Animals have a voice. We just need to listen and help. And I want to help because I hear the plea. I will keep trying, and never give up. I CAN make the world a better place, and I will. I will start small. I hope you take this into consideration!”
To learn more about Courage in Action, visit us at http://theatreactionproject.org/prog_ip_action.html and get inspired!