Charitable Schools Program
Believing that voluntary citizen action is one of America's fundamental strengths, the board of The Meadows Foundation initiated its Awards for Charitable School Projects in 1981 to encourage and support youth volunteerism. Through participation in the program, students develop leadership skills and a sense of personal responsibility for the welfare of others. Since its inception, the program has grown to include over 400 public and private high schools middle schools in the North Texas region and has awarded over $2.5 million to participating schools.
Creating a Sense of Community
The program challenges high school and middle school students to engage in community service programs and provides cash awards to schools that complete projects planned and executed by the students.
Encouraging Personal Responsibility
Participation in The Meadows Foundation for Charitable School Program affords students the opportunity to expand their life experiences through interaction and involvement with those of different circumstances and backgrounds. Their involvement exposes them to the reality of the struggles faced by those they seek to help. Of equal significance, the Foundation has seen that participating students become empowered when they discover that through their own efforts, they have the capacity to effect change in the world.