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Small Mall, Big Win


On Thursday, June 3, Lower School students took part in the annual Small Mall—a social-entrepreneurial marketplace run by fourth graders. The funds raised from the sales of the students’ handmade goods help fund microloans to KIVA borrowers around the world. This is all part of their PBL class project in which students learn about access to banking, microfinance, and the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Muhammad Yunus.
The community was buzzing about the marketplace consisting of handmade friendship bracelets, airplane kits, bookmarks, pom-pom pets, and a variety of other kid-friendly items. Booths were spread out between the Inner and Outer Courtyard to maintain physical distancing as Grades K-3, faculty, and staff perused the selection.

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