Kids Against Hunger

This past weekend (9/18/21) LSSU MI GEAR UP Program held their annual Kids Coalition Against Hunger Event in the Cisler Center with help from our local Soo Eagles Hockey Team and other amazing volunteers!  This year, the LSSU MI GEAR UP Program, surpassed last year’s 12,500 meals that were packaged by packaging 25,000 meals Saturday.  These food boxes will benefit not only the local EUP schools, but a lot of churches, food pantries, families, and other organizations within the area.  LSSU is grateful for all the help that they received in order to make this new goal of 25,000 meals packaged happen!

Backpack Meal Event

 25,000 meal kits packaged for the kids against hunger program to benefit local EUP schools, food pantries, and churches. Soo Eagles were a huge help along with local volunteers and LSSU students.

Kidz Klozet and Food Pantry

Mr. Pingatore’s students offered their help offloading several thousand pounds of food for the Kidz Klozet and Sault Schools Food Pantries for the Middle School, Elementary, and High School.  This donation, made possible through the LSSU MI GEAR UP Program, helps sustain the backpack meals program throughout the weekends and long breaks.  The backpack meal program helps students learn the positive role that nutritious food, exercise, and a healthy mind can lead to success in the classroom and a brighter future.  A special thank you to Danny Carson from Sodexo and LSSU Dining Services for assisting with this project.

Online Resources

Online Tutoring: (all grade levels)

A free website that allows students in all grade levels to get help with tutoring if they need it during their online coursework.  It has everything from algebra to AP courses.  Please see the attached website for students if they wish to sign up for a FREE account.

https://www.khanacademy.org/

Financial Literacy: (grades 8-12)

I just wanted to share with you a very informative and helpful (in my opinion), website on engaging students 8-12 grades in financial literacy.  Since the COVID-19 pandemic kind of put a damper on activities and workshops that I was planning, I figured that this might be a helpful tool to pass along, or use in some online teachings?  I have found it useful, especially when trying to teach my 8th grader about how money just doesn’t grow on trees, and why I and his father stick to a tight budget and why financial planning for his future is important.

http://www.nea.org/tools/lessons/resources-for-teaching-financial-literacy.html#content

Breathing Exercises To Help Eliminate Stress/Anxiety: (all grade levels)

Financial Literacy

LSSU GEAR UP/KCP College Day and teamed up with a financial coach that was able to do a virtual video on basic budgeting. Her name is Amber Pietrangelo, and she is a financial coach who owns her own business. Below you will find the link for the video, as well as the handout being attached. This is for 8th graders only, per it is recognizing the very beginning of savings, and trying to create good money habits to carry over in the future.

LSSU GEAR UP/KCP College Day and teamed up with a financial coach that was able to do a virtual video on basic budgeting. Her name is Amber Pietrangelo, and she is a financial coach who owns her own business. Below you will find the link for the video, as well as the handout being attached. This video is geared for 9-12 graders only.

LSSU GEAR UP/KCP College Day and teamed up with a financial coach that was able to do a virtual video on basic budgeting. Her name is Amber Pietrangelo, and she is a financial coach who owns her own business. Below you will find the link for the video, as well as the handout being attached. This video is geared for 11-12 graders only.