So much went into this project. We first met with North Kansas City High School officials back in early 2014. They informed us of their vision for a school-wide Service Learning Day, which was highly exciting and fit directly with our core mission.
It was also very overwhelming. As you can imagine, locating volunteer outings for 900-plus teenagers on a single April morning represented a tall task. But with the help of our staff, the wonderful people at NKC High School including assistant principal Ashley Bass and the great charities here in Kansas City, something special came together.
On April 28, 2015, just over 900 high school students participated in nearly 3 hours of community service around KC. From picking produce to painting and construction to cleaning and landscaping, the kids helped nearly 15 different charities citywide.
Full details can be found here at the school’s website, but I simply wanted to share the news and all the pictures that came with it. This project represented why we started this organization as well as why it’s important to make volunteering a part of our youths’ education.
It also smashed the record for our largest group scheduling to date. We can’t wait to do it again next year.
If your school would like help scheduling a similar service day, or doing smaller events throughout the semester, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ve worked with college groups, high schools and even elementary schools, so no matter the age, we can help your students help others.
IMPACT STATISTICS — IN 2 YEARS, WE’VE HELPED 1,780 VOLUNTEERS COMPLETE 4,965 SERVICE HOURS FOR 51 CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS