December 3, 2013
A Teacher's Guide to Engaging a New Generation of Anti-Hunger Leaders: A Semester of Service Response to Childhood Hunger
In 2010, Sodexo Foundation - whose mission is to ensure that every child in the United States grows up with dependable access to enough nutritious food to enable them to lead a healthy, productive life - initiated a comprehensive partnership with YSA (Youth Service America) to involve youth across America in addressing childhood hunger. As part of this initiative, between 2010 and 2013, YSA supported 39 K-12 classroom teachers and their students in addressing the problem of childhood hunger. The Semester of Service was held in 35 schools across the country, enabling each of the teachers to engage students in continuous service and learning activities. Funded by Sodexo Foundation, YSA provided participating teachers with grants, training, ongoing consultation, and guidance throughout the program. This resource module is designed to share the strategies and results.