Promising Practices

Back in 2005, our school won a Promising Practice citation from the Character Education Partnership for our 
third-grade knit-for-service club. 

Photo Courtesy Of Save The Children

After a decade of warming our recipients with bookmarks, blankets, and caps stitched with love, we are about to launch into our eleventh year of kids helping kids through knitting.

Today I'm in stitches 'cause I'm guest blogging our story over at 
Pennies Of Time
If you've never been to Sheila's site, do yourself a favor and spend some time over there. It's a beautiful blog designed to honor the memory of an inspirational little girl named Penny through acts and 
kindness and service.

The following year we earned another Promising Practice award,
 this time for a partnership our HS basketball coach initiated called 
Hometown Heroes. 
It's essentially a program that brings teenaged role models from Friendswood High School back to the elementary school to mentor. One of these heroes made the news this week ... for his impromptu duet with an 
eleven-year-old patient at a St. Jude's House in Tennessee. 

Not only does FHS alumni Jacob Karam play football well, 
but he also plays piano skillfully.
Oh, and he exudes compassion and caring.
See how sensitively he interacts with this songster,
read all about it and enJOY the video {here}.

Screen shot from video taken by Breanna's mom

Magical things happen when kids help kids!

Our character cam caught Jacob connecting with our kids a few years back when he was the quarterback at FHS. Just look at how their fans 
look up to these role-models!

At our Red Ribbon/Character Counts! Week pep rally, Jacob took the mic to talk with our students about teamwork.

Then his teammates circled up and did their rallying cheer.

Clearly this young leader walks the talk on and off the field;
the caring shirt isn't just something Jacob wears, 
but it's something he lives. 

He left Friendswood for college on a football scholarship;
these days, you can find Jacob pursuing victory with honor
for the University of Memphis Tigers.

We are so proud of you, Jacob!
Keep up the ♥ work.


  1. That video was incredibly awesome!! Thanks for sharing it and all the wonderful things that you do at your school. You are such an inspiration!!

    1. Thank you, Rhythm. I just love to see the "extras" that kids do when they leave us and head out to make their place in the world.


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