The students at Scarsdale Middle School in Scarsdale, New York, USA investigated the important issue of ending poverty in Westchester. They worked in collaboration with the Happy Palace School in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Together they developed an advocacy plan about the poverty in Westchester.
The students chose to combat poverty in the Westchester County and developed a plan to take direction action to help those in need by cooking for a soup kitchen and volunteering at the local food bank. They also launched a letter writing campaign to advocate for lasting change through raising the minimum wage.
This student project was created as part of Global Citizens in Action 2015-16, a youth virtual exchange program that connects students in the US, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. GCA is run by Global Nomads Group, in partnership with PEACE in Pakistan.