Target 4 – Engaged Community Partners. FWSU staff and students will collaborate, innovate, create and conceptualize ideas and learning with local, regional, state, and global partners to make a difference in their community, state, and world.
Action Step – Develop partnerships with global partners to carry out a project related to units of study.
Indicator of Success – Students challenge convention and make contributions in their community, state, and world.
During the week of March 9-13, the BFA Fairfax Student Council hosted the 5th Annual “Heifer Cup”, a week-long series of team competitions to raise money for Heifer International. Heifer International is a service organization whose mission is to “work with communities to end world hunger and poverty and care for the earth.”
Teams made up of both faculty and students took part in daily competitions including indoor soccer, frisbee, basketball, volleyball, team handball, and dodgeball. All funds generated by team registration fees were donated to Heifer International for the purpose of purchasing livestock for villages in poverty-stricken areas of the world.
This annual event has proven to be a highlight of the school year, and brings together the faculty and students in a collaborative effort for a great cause!