1,600 students partake in Service Learning Day 2017

On April 19, 2017 hundreds of high school students banded together across the Kansas City metro in the name of volunteerism.

More than 1,600 students from four Northland schools — North Kansas City, Park Hill South, Oak Park and Liberty — spent the morning volunteering with 33 different local organizations. In total, they completed nearly 5,000 total service hours.

“We started The Call KC with a dream of one day creating a substantial, positive impact in our community,” said Brent Lager, President of The Call Kansas City. “Thanks to these amazing schools, their staffs and students, as well as participating charities and organizations throughout the city, that dream is now a reality.”

For six months, The Call KC worked with the schools and partners to make this fourth annual Service Learning Day possible. This year’s event included a mix of charities, local municipalities and businesses who either hosted a volunteer group or accepted in-house projects the students complete on site. Other details included:

1,608 total student volunteers with 848 traveling off-campus

37 different charities and organizations served with 33 hosting groups

4 different high schools participating

4,824 total service hours completed during the 2-3 hour span

For more information on this year's SLD or to get involved next year, please contact Brent Lager at 816-721-5529 or brent@thecallkc.org.