Ashley organized a school blanket drive during the Fall/Winter of 2001 after seeing a news article about local homeless individuals who were suffering in the cold winter weather. She was so touched by story that she decided to do something about it: inform others. She talked to her friends, spoke at a school board meeting and made announcements on the school PA system. In all she and her peers at school collected more than 75 blankets and donated them to a local homeless shelter!
Thanks to Mrs. Sanders, Ms. Brown and other staff members at John McLoughlin for honoring Ashley in this way. With this project they desire for students to understand that one person can make a difference much like Ashley did. Please read more about the leadership project on page 3 of the JME October 2010 newsletter and page 1 of the November 2010 newsletter.
-- Update on Tuesday March 23rd, 2011 --
Mrs. Sanders contacted me recently to let me know that Oregon City School District Upfront newsletter was so inspired by the student leadership projects that they want to publish an article about these amazing kids! Please read more about the Ashley Drew Leadership Project on pages 1 and 2 of the JME February 2011 newsletter below.