Future Teachers to Roll Up Their Sleeves for Des Moines School

On Saturday morning, a group of future teachers will roll up their sleeves and pitch in to help with some beautification and repair projects at Studebaker Elementary School in Des Moines. The effort is part of a program called Outreach to Teach, taking place during this week’s Iowa State Education Association’s Student Conference being attended by college students from across Iowa who are majoring in education as well as several faculty members.

Outreach to Teach was begun in 1996 by the National Education Association as a way for education students to spend time improving a local school while attending conferences. This is the first time an Outreach to Teach project has been done in Des Moines.

Nearly 50 college students, faculty advisors, and ISEA leaders will gather at Studebaker School on Saturday morning. Some of the work they will do includes landscaping and cleaning of the school grounds as well as installing new bulletin boards throughout the building.

Details of the project’s time and location are:

Studebaker Elementary School
300 East County Line Road
Work begins at 8:30 AM