PORT CHESTER, N.Y. -- Students at Port Chester Middle School have won the $25,000 grand prize for their school’s nonprofit of choice and $10,000 in technology products for the school in the Lead2Feed Challenge for their efforts to alleviate water shortage and poverty in South Sudan.
The challenge encourages students to partner with local nonprofits to create and act on ideas to help reduce hunger and other community needs targeting children, the elderly, homeless, veterans, and animals.
Inspired by the book "A Long Walk to Water," eighth-graders at Port Chester Middle School's PC Hydration Nation team have committed to raise $10,000 through social media and school-wide initiatives for Water for Sudan, an African charity that builds wells in villages and inspires local communities to build schools in Sudan.
This project helps give children access to water and education to break the cycle of poverty.
Lead2Feed is the nation’s fastest growing free service learning program where leadership and service learning intersect for measurable results. Since its inception in 2012, more than one million student members have put their leadership skills to work, volunteering a million hours of service, providing nearly three million meals and hosting thousands of charity events to address specific community and global needs.