In 2018 EL Education launched its annual nationwide campaign of sharing student work that directly correlates to improving communities and “bettering the world”. It is also a day to connect with other scholars across the country in acts of service.
Better World Day this year is May 1!
Join thousands of students taking action for Better World Day by creating videos, paintings, sidewalk chalk creations, letters, and cards of appreciation for those who are demonstrating courage and kindness by helping others in this difficult time—and posting them on social media with #BetterWorldDay. Follow hashtag #BetterWorldDay here and across social media to see students in action in communities around the country.
See below how our students have contributed so far:
Our students partnered up with 11 EL Education public schools to compose, rehearse, and perform two music videos all during the quarantine in efforts to bring joy, give gratitude and offer comfort during these times of crisis.
Click on the picture to see the full video or click here for the first one
MELS students also teamed up with NYC Outward Bounds by creating videos, paintings, sidewalk chalk creations, letters, and cards of appreciation for those who are demonstrating courage and kindness in this difficult time — first responders, essential workers, social service providers, teachers and more.
Click the picture or click here to see the video. Check out one of our seniors rocking the new 2020 senior sweater and making masks. You will also find the many beautiful and creative cards for essential workers at Elmhurst Hosptial.
Our 9th grade also created a video of their own. Each 9th-grade crew participated in thanking our essential workers.
You can click on the picture or check out our Instagram to see the video!
This Card to Hero project began at MELS through our thoughtful 1oth Grade Class Officers. Follow them on Instagram @melsclass2022
Our 7th graders also decided to take matters into their own hands and make their voices heard. 7th grade created an Instagram account @mels7thactivists where they shared videos, calling local government, TikToks, artwork, and more in order to create awareness of actions they believe the government should be making during this crisis.
Go ahead Follow, Like, and Share!
Students were tasked with creating a remix of a speech by Andrew Cuomo by editing and creating loops with his remarks and juxtaposing that with pre-recorded loops in BandLab. They used an excerpt of Andrew Cuomo’s daily briefing from March 24th, 2020.
Please enjoy this sweet cover of Let It Be by our 9th-grade student Amelie
How will you make today a Better World Day?
Use the #BetterWorldDay !