The 2013-2014 Essex Middle School Kiva Team partnered with RETN to produce a series of nine public service announcements showcasing local non-profit organizations. These student-produced PSAs were produced entirely on iPads with training and technical support from RETN.

Check out this very awesome PSA they did for us:

As part of their  look at how local organizations support people in Vermont, they partnered with seven community organizations, including the Vermont Foodbank, for a service learning unit.

The partnership had a few components, including a Vermont Foodbank staff visit to EMS, students coming to the Vermont Foodbank, a bottle drive that raised over $100 and the above video.  Altogether, the students raised $700 for the Vermont Foodbank.  That’s 2,100 meals for Vermonters in need.

Thank you to the Essex Middle School Kiva team!