Students Accept the Facing Difference Challenge

Students Accept the Facing Difference Challenge

Self-portraits in the fifth grade hallway.

Albion elementary and middle school multicultural clubs are trying to make a difference for young people in need.

The Facing Difference Challenge, through StudentsRebuild.org , invites young people to create a self-portrait and send it to their organization.

Each portrait received will generate $6 in funding from the Bezos Family Foundation. 

The funds will support programs in Nigeria, Sri Lanka, and South Caucasus that help youth overcome conflict and tension and build peace.

Anyone can participate by submitting a self-portrait.  All you need is a piece of paper, pencils, pens, crayons, markers, and a heart to help. 

Over 200 students completed 362 self-portraits.  The portraits will raise $2,172!

Mr. Martin, fifth grade teacher, coordinated the project and mailed the portraits on March 29th.