Bethel High School students attended our Youth Leadership Seminar this past fall. The Youth Leadership Seminar was created for students to attend and later create ideas to impact their community which is what the Anthony Munoz Service Challenge is. To learn more about previous Service Challenges you can click here.
Bethel High School took what they learned at the Youth Leadership Seminar and applied it to their own community. These students created the plan of a Week of Service. There were 20 students who were involved with all of the planning for this week. Their Week of Service included 17 non-profit agencies in the Bethel, Troy, Tipp City and Dayton areas!
The students of Bethel High broke down their service each day:
Monday: Bethel brought in a speaker, Sarah Whitestone, who spoke about how prejudice, bigotry, and hate can impact communities. Her speech “The Wall” is an interactive talk geared towards ending bullying.
Tuesday: There was a Community Service Fair where 7 non-profit agencies set up booths for students to ask questions and learn more about how to volunteer.
Wednesday: Bethel brought a bloodmobile and 33 students gave blood.
Thursday: Students prepared for their big day of service.
Friday: The long awaited Service Day. Over 300 students volunteered at 17 locations with 25 different projects. These students volunteered over 1200 hours in one day!
Principal Craig Vasil said,
“ I personally enjoyed watching the student leaders take ownership with the project, and the student body embracing the opportunity to open themselves up to a new experience and being vulnerable to that experience.”
He hopes to continue this Day of Service to make it an annual event for Bethel High School. Congratulations and a fantastic job to all of the students at Bethel High School!
Make sure to follow our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages using #AMFChallenge for more updates about who will be the winner of our Service Challenge Project!
Sophie Huston, Impact Intern