The theme for this year's CONCHtribution is Donate Once and Give Back Twice. We are asking alums what they are doing to make an impact in their community once they have made an impact in our Island School community by donating to the Cape Eleuthera Foundation's annual fund. Check out what Kate Gibson (F04) is doing to give back: "Currently, I'm very involved in the local community here in NYC. I just became a Girl Scout Troop Leader for 4th and 5th Graders in East Harlem, the Junior Troop! I am working with a friend from college on running the troop for the entire school year. We are going to focus on the environment, and I plan on bringing a lot of Island School curriculum into my troop planning! We meet weekly, and the girls will be working on activities that will award them badges. I want to focus on hands on learning, like we did at The Island School, because the best way of learning is by doing. We're going to be going on camping trips, field trips to museums and aquariums (maybe throw some fish I.D. slides in there!) and above all be a role model for these girls to inspire their confidence."
Good work, Kate!
If any of you other alums out there have a similar story to share about giving back twice, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.