IGHMS WEB Donation

IGHMS WEB Leaders Make Blankets to Donate
Posted on 01/30/2021
WEB Leaders make blanketsEach school year, 8th graders at Inver Grove Heights Middle School sign up to be WEB Leaders. Through WEB, which stands for “Where Everyone Belongs,” 8th graders are trained as mentors for incoming 6th graders. At the beginning of the school year, they familiarize the younger students with their new school and then stay in contact with their group of 6th graders to act as a resource for them to navigate and succeed in middle school.

WEB Leaders also act as role models for all of the younger IGHMS students. Part of their participation in WEB includes service learning and giving back to the community. WEB Leaders have visited nursing homes in the past as part of their community service. However, to keep their community safe during the spread of COVID-19, this year the leaders decided to make blankets to donate to those who may need them this winter. Students were able to work on their blankets in the IGHMS cafeteria if they were comfortable with it, cutting and tying fleece blankets at different tables. Students made 15 blankets that will be donated to Cahill Place, an apartment complex that offers supportive housing to homeless families.