Coral Gables Preparatory Academy was one of five schools across the nation to receive a $5,000 technology grant for winning the Lead2Feed Challenge Early Entry Drawing for their student team projects, which ranged from collecting food and clothing to honoring veterans in local communities across the U.S.
Coral Gables Prep established a student team called Care2Give and partnered with Give Our Students the World Charity to collect and provide food to feed food-insecure children for two months.
These inspiring students and their teachers are active members of the Lead2Feed Student Leadership Program, where leadership and service learning intersect for measurable results, inspired and supported by David Novak, executive chair of Yum! Brands.
The technology products include new computers and tablets that will not only aid teachers in educating students, but will enhance student development of 21st Century leadership skills.
Since its inception in 2012, student members have volunteered more than 25,000 hours to develop leadership skills, and for the opportunity to win over $275,000 in charity grants and $170,000 in technology grants for schools and clubs annually. Teachers/advisors can register their student teams for the Lead2Feed Student Leadership Program and enter the Lead2Feed Challenge online at www.lead2feed.org.