Student Leadership Council is focusing on “giving back” and “family engagement” at the Middle School. Students brought in over 1,000 food items for a Food Drive. Students were able to build 10 baskets for our local families. Food Baskets included everything needed for a Thanksgiving Day feast and then some. Additional items were donated to North Kent Community Services, which also helps to support our families from the Cedar Springs and neighboring areas.
The group of students also suggested more opportunities for family nights. Their wishes were answered, and thanks to our partnership with En Gedi, Craig Owens was able to help us kick off a Family Fun Night at the Middle School. Parents, students and their siblings competed in Bubble Soccer. Pizza was provided. It was a great night with lots of laughs.
Students are working to coordinate the following for future give-back opportunities:
• Taking a “field trip” to Degage Ministries to help out
• Visiting the residents at Metron of Cedar Springs
• Volunteering some time to help support St. John Paul II Community Dinners
• Writing letters to our Veterans
If you or your child have any ideas for Family Fun Nights or Giving Back, please contact Jodi West at email@example.com or (616) 696-7326. Student Leadership is not an exclusive group. All students are welcome to drop in. Meeting are every other Thursday from 2:20-3:15, resuming on January 5, 2017.