There is program for students this summer where they can help people in need while also earning school credit. It's possible with the Volunteer Center's "Summer of Service" program. Christopher Sifford with the Volunteer Center Of Greensboro and Jordyn McKinney, a sophomore at Southwest Guilford High School stopped by to talk more about the program.
The Volunteer Center is working to put middle and high school students on four different volunteer sites to work on service learning projects. They include the American Red Cross, PACE of the Triad, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and the MeaningFULL Meals program at Wiley Elementary School. The students will volunteer from June until August and donate more than 1,500 hours of work.
Here is more information from The Volunteer Center:
"American Red Cross: Project Site - 1501 Yanceyville St., Greensboro, NC - This project team of high school students was asked to create new disaster preparedness materials for the local American Red Cross.
PACE of the Triad: Project Site 1471 E. Cone Blvd. Greensboro, NC - This project team of middle school students will be working with seniors and frail and impaired adults
Big Brothers Big Sisters: Project Site: 510 Summit Avenue Greensboro, NC - This project team of middle school students was asked to collect school supplies for kids in need.
MeaningFULL Meals and Summer Camp at Wiley Elementary School: Project Site - 600 West Terrell St. Greensboro, NC - This project team of high school students was asked to conduct food drives as well as research the topic of nutrition to look at healthy food choices for kids.
At the end of each project, each team will have completed a service project as well as gained a ton of knowledge as it relates to service learning and volunteerism.
• Projects: June 19 - Aug 1 for each site
About the schedule: Our project teams are working on a Monday-Thursday 8am-3pm schedule ."