HUNTINGTON, TX (KTRE) - Huntington 6th graders are proving that you are never too young to help out a great cause.
The students recently completed a project-based learning assignment in their social studies class. The project was an assignment to learn about social issues in Africa.
The students were required to create a board with facts about a charitable group and their work with the issue, create a public service announcement with iMovie, and put out a jar to collect a small donation.
The teachers said they were surprised when the students took it upon themselves to raise more money through bake sales and fun runs. In total, the students raised over $1,300.
"It's not about you every time. You need to help other people every once in a while," Skylar King said.
"These assignments aren't just about us," Aaron Jones said. "We can use them to help people on the other side of the world."
The students say the project also made them thankful for what they had.
"There are over 30 countries in Africa without clean water, and they have to walk for hours and hours to get it," Faith Carter said. "It makes you happy for what we have here."
The money will be split between 18 charities that are currently working in Africa.