This spring and summer, one student from each of the Columbia Union Conference academies received the Caring Heart Award from Columbia Union’s Office of Education. Those honored demonstrated a commitment to service and witnessing.
Teachers have been studying best practices for online education, redefining schedules, learning new software programs and thinking outside the box for ways to establish relationships and growing a community.
Sarah Porter and other volunteers brainstormed ways to continue serving and decided on conducting virtual visits. Now, three or more times a week, Swiffer and other pet volunteers join Zoom calls to connect with workers at nurse stations.