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!

Have You Started Your #AMFChallenge Yet?!

Are you still feeling sparked  from YLS 2014?? We love that our speaker, Nick Jackson, got the students so excited about the #AMFChallenge! Take a look at what Nick Jackson had to say at the seminar!

We are so pleased that schools have already started their projects and were inspired to make a difference in their communities from listening to Nick Jackson! Here are some schools that took Nick’s advice and have started their projects in full force:

Moeller -“Working for a Smile” – Moeller will be raising money to help a family in Peru have enough money to get pipe-lining in their house. In the long-term they would like to be able to help the whole community with their piping. Moeller is ahead of game, take a look at what they have sent us!

New Miami – “Remembering a loved one” – as the community of New Miami High school mourns the loss of a student they have come together to fundraise and celebrate their students life. On October 27th they started their project by holding a candlelight vigil outside of the high school to remember the student and they will continue to fundraise and hold events in her memory.

Aiken – “Build a School” – Aiken will be taking their project to Sierra Lione, Africa and building a school for the kids there. Starting last week they started a “change4change” penny drive to raise money for their project. They will keep doing fundraising throughout the year to help them work toward their goal of building a school.

Turpin – “Fun with 911” – Turpin’s project will take place on November 25th from 1:15 until about 1:45. They are holding a basketball game where a group of selected seniors will be playing a group of firefighters and police. Students in the building are asked to pay a fee to attend the game and their proceeds will go to the EMS group.

Don’t forget to send us pictures, slide shows, meeting notes, etc. of the things you have been working on! Also, use #AMFChallenge so we can follow along with your project!

 

Caroline Wydysh

Events Intern

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