Norwalk, CT – Family & Children’s Agency ASPIRE after-school program youth created valentines to express appreciation and love for the essential workers in our community. The middle and high school students were able to choose the type of worker they wanted to connect with, and they addressed their notes to healthcare workers, police officers, FCA staff, teachers, and others.
The ASPIRE program emphasizes developing the six pillars of character, which are caring, responsibility, respect, fairness, citizenship, and trustworthiness. This activity built caring and respect by asking the students to think about the experiences of others, as well as citizenship as they act as part of the community.
“I did a picture for Lilly because she is a hard worker and hard workers don’t always get acknowledged,” said Juliet Centeno, 12, a student who wrote to a member of FCA’s cleaning staff.
“During this difficult time, giving our students a way to connect with the broader community while brightening the day of someone working hard to keep us all safe was a wonderful opportunity,” said Robert F. Cashel, President & CEO of Family & Children’s Agency.