We Set the Challenge, They Accepted!

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Following our Service Learning Trip with elementary students, this week we go back to the Youth Leadership Seminar’s Service Challenge with Turpin High School’s project.

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After being challenged to make an impact in their communities at the 2016 Youth Leadership Seminar, the students of Turpin High School came together on November 22nd to hold a charity basketball game “Fun with 911: The Game for Life”. Their goal: to donate the proceeds to the LifeCenter, a non-profit organization that coordinates the donation of tissues and organs for transplantation. By the end of the event they were able to raise $2,450 to donate!

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The game featured a select group of seniors and one teacher playing against the Newton/Anderson Township Fire and Police Department.  In order to select members of the teacher/student game, an auction was held where for each $1 put into a hat, a chance to have your name drawn to participate in the game was given. The money gained in the auction was included in the donation.

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This event was very personal for some of the attendees. You may notice a blanket in the background with a picture of the late Bengals player, Chris Henry.  When Chris passed away a few years ago, his mother made the decision for him to be an organ donor and she attended and helped promote the Game for Life. She can be seen, seated directly underneath the blanket with the picture of her son. The gentleman on the very right was a heart transplant recipient and the woman on the bottom right was a double lung recipient.

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This is the second year that Turpin High School has held the “Fun with 911” game, and we can’t wait to see how Turpin High School’s project group will continue to impact their community in the future!

In case you missed this week’s Service Challenge with Turpin High School, be sure to stay connected to our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as we feature more schools’ Service Challenge Projects.

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Unplugged with Service Learning

Last week we talked about the Service Challenge Projects our YLS schools are working on, but this week we’d like to shift gears and focus on how our elementary impact students are giving back as well.

This week Unplugged students will learn about helping the community and have the chance to give back on their Service Learning Trip. The students will be visiting City Gospel Mission where they will be preparing, and then serving desserts to 175 shelter visitors!

I’m sure you’re wondering…

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Be sure to follow this Service Learning Trip on our Facebook stream and check for updates on our Twitter and Instagram pages!

 

AMF Challenge

The AMF Service challenge is now in full swing! After a Youth Leadership Seminar (YLS) full of motivation and inspiration, student leaders from across the Tri-State are now working together  to make one great impact for their communities. In last week’s blog we shared  a recap of YLS with you, now it’s time to dive into service projects.

At YLS we watched the winners of the 2015 AMF Challenge, Aiken High School, take home the first ever Muñoz foundation trophy for creating such an outstanding service project.

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Curious as to who will take home the trophy next? Us too! Take a look at what the students have planned for their AMF Challenge Projects this year. We are lucky to have over 80 schools from 22 different counties committed to the AMF Challenge; here are a few special projects that we are looking forward to seeing in action.

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Make sure you are following the #AMFChallenge on our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages!