The Cottonwood Institute‘s core education program called the Community Adventure Program (CAP) has received some media attention recently. Students enrolled in CAP at New Vista High School recently had an article written about their environmental service project, which involved building a greenhouse at the school in order to raise an awareness of the importance of buying local and organic produce. Amy Bounds, a Staff Writer for the Daily Camera, wrote an article called New Vista Builds Greenhouse that appeared in the paper on Sunday, October 7, 2007. To download a copy of the article, Click Here.For more information about the Community Adventure Program at New Vista High School, please visit their Class Website.
The Community Adventure Program was recently replicated at P.S.1 Charter School, an urban public school in Denver, CO. CAP students at P.S.1 have been working on their environmental service project to sell reusable grocery bags in order to raise an awareness of the environmental impact of plastic grocery bags. To help students spread the word, Nicole Danna from the Colorado Daily wrote an article called "It’s In The Bag" on November 5, 2007. To download a copy of the article, Click Here.
For more information about the Community Adventure Program at P.S.1 Charter School, please visit their Class Website.
Guiding Question: When articles about high school students appear in the media, they normally have a negative spin: school shootings, drug use, vandalism, etc. What wisdom, advice, thoughts, comments, words of encouragement, etc. would you say to students in the Community Adventure Program who are getting out in their communities and making a difference in the world?