An Osborne Elementary teacher is organizing residents to pray for the city's children outside schools on Friday.
Rosalyn Shepherd, an art teacher at Osborne, said that every day she interacts with kids who don't have a good home life and come to school hungry or angry and then struggle to learn.
"We have more good than bad, but unfortunately the bad stands out," she said. "The kids need help, and I think first and foremost prayer is the first thing to do."
At noon Friday, when she is on her lunch break, Shepherd will walk across the street — so as not to stand on school property — and join in prayer with her pastor, some fellow school employees and anyone else who wants to take part.
Shepherd, who attends Ebenezer Baptist Church, has reached out to other local churches and hopes to have people praying outside each of the Sandusky Schools buildings at the same time.
They plan to be there for about 15 minutes and don't want to disrupt the schools in any way, she said.