Photos: Serving Others

The Enterprise — Melissa Hale-Spencer

Sweet as the lemonade she proffers, Reese Werling, an Altamont Elementary kindergartner showed a patron the book she and her classmates had read about Alex Scott, a little girl who set up a lemonade stand to raise funds to cure cancer. Scott died of cancer in 2004 at age 8 but her mission lives on.

Can generosity be taught? Kindergartners at Altamont Elementary School used newfound reading and listening skills to take in a book about a real-life little girl who sold lemonade to raise funds to fight cancer before she died of the disease. They used math skills, counting money as they sold lemonade themselves. But they also learned something much less tangible: how to give.