2019 Year of Service Kick-Off Day
On September 18, students, faculty, staff and parents volunteered at the annual Year of Service Kick-Off Day. The Year of Service Kick-Off Day builds school comradery and a sense of community while giving students a chance to learn about the importance of service for others and environmental responsibility. Many of these projects employ a buddy approach, in which older students work side-by-side with younger students to make a difference while building relationships.
Students traveled to several area parks in Lorain County to clean up grounds and learn about plants, animals, and resources in their natural settings. Volunteer site locations included Carlisle Nature Center, Cascade Park, South Central Park, Oberlin’s Legion Field Community Garden, and Edgewater Beach. Other teams worked on campus beautification projects including those that were supported by last year’s Gift From the Heart donations such as erecting a new fence for a nature preserve garden and preparing materials for a new low ropes course.