Tarzana Full-Circle Learning Students See the Good in Others

Students in the Full-Circle Learning program at Tarzana Elementary School recognized heroism in parents and community members serving in various capacities. The Malibu Times reported as they presented songs, a mural, and habit-of-heart awards for Farsightedness to Mayor Skylar Peak and to City Manager Jim Thorsen (pictured below), to recognize their founding of Legacy Park, an environmentally protected parkland/wetland. During their study of the habit of Advocacy, the children similarly honored the caregivers of premature newborns at a Tarzana hospital. Culminating their Dedication unit, they celebrated the lives of service rendered to family and community by their adopted grandparents. After their field trip to honor doctors, nurses and parents of preemies, a hospital representative wrote back: “...I feel great joy and much hope having experienced first-hand the character, compassion, courage and leadership that the children shared with all of us…” FCL sustains this program through individual donations and fundraising efforts, along with a Mona Foundation grant.

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