During the week of December 15, 2014 Mr. Bono’s 2nd graders at Barth Elementary School raised money for the Romulus Animal Shelter. This year Mr. Bono’s class has partnered with Michigan State University and the University of Michigan through a grant called Project Place (Project Approach to Literacy and Civic Engagement). As part of an economics unit, the students had to choose a local cause and develop a plan to raise money for that cause. The students brainstormed local places and voted on the Romulus Animal Shelter. Through this unit students learned the value of helping others, and the importance of having a plan, good communication skills, and working together for a successful endeavor.