The Khalil Gibran International Academy in New York struck gold hiring one life changing teacher. Carrie Lynch is more than a dedicated social studies teacher- she’s a local hero to her community for creating a food pantry at her school for less fortunate children. The 34-year-old has been teaching at this Brooklyn school for nine years, and after one summer she noticed students coming back who had lost a lot of weight and didn’t look as healthy. She was inspired to help these children and raised $600 through an online platform to start the food pantry. She also started a garden club where students grow fresh vegetables for families in need.
Carrie shows a tremendous effort in helping her students when they need it most. She’s helped them find eyeglasses and jackets when it gets cold out. She is just the kind of teacher and role model anyone can look up to.
Lynch leaves us with some inspiring words:
“We look at them as our students, but we also see them as our kids. I tell my students that there is no shame in poverty. If they set goals for themselves and work hard, they can go really far. We put our politics aside and just look at each other as humans…Any gesture of kindness is important.”