For Global Activism, we talk with Jennifer Ciok, a middle school teacher in Skokie, IL. She encourages activism and community in her students. Working with students through 'Aiding Children Together' (ACT), they come up with ideas to help children in Ghana with food, medicine, and education. Ciok says her “wonderful and passionate students share a love of helping others and truly making a difference in the world around them.”
During her summer and winter breaks as a second grade teacher at the John Middleton Elementary School in Skokie, Shelley Nizynski Reese, travels to Ghana to use her teaching and sign language skills to educate orphans. For Global Activsm, we hear from Shelley and Skokie teacher, Jennifer Ciok from Oliver McCracken Middle School. Jen was so inspired by Shelley's work that shepartnered her group, Aiding Children Together (A.C.T.) with Shelley.