CASA Bear Project
As part of the seventh grade curriculum, seventh-grade students in House 2 are reading the novel, They Cage the Animals At Night. This autobiographical story outlines a young boy’s struggle to survive a life of loss while placed in many orphanages and foster homes. It also outlines the courage this young boy gained in order to find love. Throughout his journey, he finds continual comfort in a stuffed animal.
House 2 students are presently participating in a special community service project where they will be creating stuffed teddy bears together with their teachers and parent/guardian volunteers. These bears will be sent to an organization known as CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) to be distributed to children who may be in a similar situation as the boy in the novel. There will be a small ceremony where students will personally donate the bears to a representative from CASA.