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Students and their Principal and Teacher Smile at their Lemonade Stand
Shawnee Mission School District

Second-graders from Briarwood Elementary are continuing their work this summer to help make sure clean water can be available for everyone. 

The students recently held a lemonade stand to raise money to support the cause. 

These students started a project-based learning activity in Susan Cunningham’s class this spring. It was inspired in part by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 6 to ensure sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. 

The students made presentations and toured all classrooms in their school building to help raise awareness. They also reached out to news reporters and held a video chat with students in another country to raise awareness about the concern. 

Several students wanted to continue their efforts in the summer and helped with the lemonade stand. 

Their stand was hosted in partnership with Papa Keno’s in Overland Park and the students raised more than $600, Cunningham said. 

“I am so proud of this group of students for their eagerness to promote safe water for all,” she said.  

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