Seton High School “Shares the Sisterhood”

Following our Service Challenge project overview for the month of December, today we will be covering Seton High School’s Service Challenge Project “Share the Sisterhood” which took place last Monday, December 5th.

The student body of Seton High School spent a full day in contributing acts of service to their school and community in order to create a stronger bond and create memories together as well as impact their community. The students were inspired to give back to their communities and planned with their mentor groups what projects they wanted to partake in and what causes and organizations they wanted to be involved with.

“I believe that when a person we’re working with wants to thank us as much as we want to thank them, that it has touched us in such a way and that it has touched them in such a way that now we are equals, that is service.” -Clare Blankenmeyer

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After a prayer meeting and breakfast to start the day, Clare Blankenmeyer from the Mayerson Foundation spoke to the students about her experiences in impacting others through service as well as gave them advice on how to be in service every day.

Following Clare’s speech, the students broke off into their mentor groups and went to various locations around their school and community. Activities that took place in their building included:

  • Writing Christmas cards for children at St. Nick’s
  • Making Christmas cards and care packages to send to troops
  • Wrapping presents for Adopt a Class
  • Making blankets for the homeless and babies in NICU
  • Making goodie bags for patients at Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Knitting hats for Kai’s Love Hats
  • Cleaning around their school, and other activities.

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Activities off of their school campus included tutoring and reading to children at various elementary schools, volunteering at Pregnancy Center West, Kenzie’s Closet, Wesley Community Services, Bethany House, and other activities.

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Last Friday, December 9th, Edgewood High School had their Service Challenge Project to throw a Christmas party for students with mental disabilities in their district. To see more details on their project as well as the upcoming Service Challenge Projects that will fill the rest of December, you can follow our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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December: A Month of Impact

 

2016 may almost be over, but students from the Tri-State area are still making a positive impact in their communities! Last week we talked about how Turpin High School wrapped up November with their project to hold a basketball game to donate proceeds to LifeCenter, and now that it’s December, this month is loaded with projects from several different schools.

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December 1st:

From the beginning of the month, the students at Clinton Massie have been sorting clothing they collected that will be donated to victims of Hurricane Matthew.

December 5th:

Seton High School partook in a full day of service events which included hearing from keynote speaker Clare Blankenmeyer, the Program Director of the Mayerson Foundation High School Service Learning Program, and visiting various service locations in the Seton community to visit and participate in activities such as making cookie jars for the Down Syndrome Association, making blankets for the homeless, sending care packages and Christmas cards to troops, reading to and tutoring students, and many other activities. Be on the lookout for more details on how the day went and the acts of service the students partook in.

December 9th:

Within the same week, Edgewood High School will be throwing a Christmas party for students with mental disabilities in their district. The party will include the showing of the movie “Polar Express”, activities such as a visit from Santa, arts and craft stations, a performance by the Edgewood Choraliers, a photo booth station, and receiving presents.

December 15th:

Milford High School has been collecting presents to donate to the Wrapping Clermont Together organization and on the 15th, will be holding a breakfast and presenting the gifts to the organization.

December 24th:

Following their project from last month where students at Goshen High School had organized food to donate to a local food pantry in their district, this month, they will be volunteering at a soup kitchen on Christmas Eve.  They will be completing a final Service Project on March 24th by organizing and holding a rally against heroin usage.

 

We will be visiting some of these Service Challenge Projects, so be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as we talk about the day of the event as well as upcoming projects spanning from now until this upcoming April! #AMFChallenge