Northwest Middle's Paws for a Cause campaign named 'Promising Practice' winner

TRAVELERS REST, S.C. — Northwest Middle School's recent Paws for a Cause campaign has been selected as a Promising Practice Award winner, it was recently announced.

The school's campaign, which focused on service learning and included more than 1000 documented man hours from students and staff, raised nearly $1000 for Paws for a Cause, a nonprofit that helps dogs in need by providing money to shelters.

Northwest Middle was one of 326 schools, districts or youth-serving organizations from across the U.S., Canada, China, Columbia and Mexico to be recognized by in 2016. The awards aim to recognize effective strategies that develop good character in young people.

Other winning practices included unique anti-bullying programs, creative ways to integrate character and academic subjects, effective strategies for developing student
leadership, and activities that build community – within the school and beyond.

“These great ideas really highlight the creative efforts of amazing teachers all across America and the world,” said Dr. Dave Keller, program director. “It’s great to
recognize what’s going well in the classroom. These practices represent practical, effective ways to develop empathy, enhance conflict resolution skills, and inspire good citizenship.”