Edmonton High School Students Bike Against Hunger

Published on 22 June 2010

Students from WP Wagner High School in Edmonton, Canada raised over US $70,000 for WFP during their annual Bike-A-Thon fundraiser. Copyright: Earth Water International

Think a group of teenagers can’t make a difference? Check out what students from Edmonton High School in Canada did to raise $72,000 for the fight against hunger.

Every year, students at WP Wagner High School in Canada put together a fundraiser involving students and local businesses. This year the proceeds from their annual Bike-A-Thon would go toward the WFP school meals program which is designed to ensure children get an education by providing a healthy meal during the school day. Ms Candice Short’s Leadership class challenged themselves and the rest of the school to raise $100,000 for hungry children around the world.

The 24-hour bike marathon united more than 800 students in the fight against world hunger. Although they did not hit their goal of $100,000, they brought awareness to their community, including the 20 businesses that donated for the fundraiser. According to the students, more important than the number of dollars raised was the number of lives changed. The event provided 290,000 children with school meals and inspired schools around the world to make a difference.

Your school can make a difference too! For ways to see how, check out our Students and Teachers section.

Comments

This is really great to bring the students together for a good cause.  Bravo!

Great article, puts even more faith in the upcoming generation being even more generous and compassionate than the one before. Getting more involved globally can only be a plus and spreading this data for a very noble cause is very commendabl. Thank You.

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
CAPTCHA
This question is to test whether you are a real person and to prevent automated spam submissions.