SCHOOLS: TEACHING AND REACHING
As the 21st Century continues to bring changes to the structure of society, educators are continually challenged in their role of preparing students to take their place in society. I recently travelled to Brussels and met with Michelle Brown who runs, what I believe to be, the best student-community program I have ever witnessed. The International School of Brussels is a front runner helping their students become informed, responsible and compassionate citizens.
Through its Service Learning & Creativity, Activity and Service program (CAS) - ISB provides students with a unique opportunity to develop social, emotional and relational skills. Students work on social projects and in addition to seeing real-life results, get a closer understanding of how their personal attributes and actions can make a difference.
ISB is an outstanding example of how schools can make a significant difference in their local community and city through organized and successful student involvement. The Piece Prize will participate in several events with the school and students during week 22.