During Family Groups, each eighth grader teaches a cooperative lesson to a group of first through seventh graders. Their goal is to ensure that all students are included and engaged appropriately. The eighth graders are then evaluated for their efforts. Not only is this a unique learning opportunity for the leaders, but it is also a natural way to build a cohesive community. On Field Day during the last week of school, Family Groups compete against one another. Watching the older leaders cheer on the younger participants is not only heart-warming to see but also transformative for the students.