Service Challenge Season is Finally Here!

Last week AMF proudly kicked off the annual Service Challenge with schools around the Tri-State area!

We challenged local schools to brainstorm and submit Service Challenge Projects. Now, over the next few months, these students will plan and execute their service projects to benefit others within their community.

Does your school want to participate in the Service Challenge? Here are a few tips on how to get started:

  1. Find and focus on a need in your community. Each community has a need waiting to be met. You and your school can focus on one need and make a big impact. Bracken County High School identified hunger as a need in their community and is overcoming this need with their “Blessings for Bracken” campaign.

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  1. Engage your community. Call on your classmates, friends, teachers, and families to get involved and help you make a difference! Community Christian Academy is organizing a “12 Days of Giving” to collect gifts for the Christmas party they are planning for a local foster care agency.

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  1. Stay in touch with AMF! Remember to post about your project on social media using #AMFChallenge. We love seeing and sharing your school’s updates! We also know it can be difficult to start your service challenge, so please use us as a resource! You can contact impact@munozfoundation.org with any questions you may have because we are here to help!

We’re excited to see the impact you will make through your projects!

There’s still time to register your school’s Service Challenge project for #AMFChallenge, just click here!

Do you want to stay up to date with the Service Challenge projects too? Follow #AMFChallenge on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for daily updates!

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Bracken County High School Kicks-Off the 2017 Anthony Muñoz Foundation Service Challenge

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The 2017-2018 AMF Service Challenge is officially underway, and the students at Bracken County set the bar high with their project! These students saw the growing issue of hunger in their community, and decided it was time to make a change. From there, they turned their idea into reality, and created Bracken County’s first ever “Blessings Box.” The 24/7 Box houses items such as non-perishable food, toiletries, and baby items, and is open to anyone in the community. The purpose is to leave an item when you can, and take an item when you need it.

On October 24th, the students and faculty held a “Stock the Box” ceremony, where members of the community came to see the opening of this Blessings Box, as well as donating items. Knowing that hunger is a large issue throughout the county, they wanted to spread the word about their “Blessings Box” as quickly as they could. Student leaders handed out “business cards” to all who attended the ceremony and asked them to place them all around the county. The cards included details such as location of the Box, items available, and how often the Box will be stocked. The goal is for community members to stock the Box weekly, but come a time where it may not be stocked, student leaders at Bracken are taking initiative to stock the box as needed.  Thank you, Bracken County High School, for such an impactful Service Challenge project!

If you are interested in donating, please contact Tracey Florer at tracy.florer@bracken.kyschools.us.

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Students, faculty, and community members joined together for the “Stock the Box” ceremony. Everyone who attended generously donated items to the Box.

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Thanks to the members of FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America), Bracken County High School is making a lasting impact on their community.

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As the holidays quickly approach, the “Blessings for Bracken” Box is a great way to give back to those who may need it.

To follow other #AMFChallenge projects, check out our Facebook. Interested in getting involved? Contact impact@munozfoundation.org.