On May 21, 2018 the ALCCD organized and hosted a retreat for all fifth graders of Lincoln District 27, entitled: “Be Excellent To Each Other” with the theme is “Building Empathy and Valuing Others.” The all-day retreat addressed common school issues including bullying, excessive teasing, and ostracizing. Through games, activities, small group discussions, and presentations, students were shown that each person has value and worth. Students were challenged to determine how they can courageously live their lives at home and at school differently, with greater compassion and understanding for those around them, especially for those who are different.
The Abraham Lincoln Center for Character Development is partnering and planning many more events. Continue to check back here for more information on upcoming events and activities!