Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Global Youth Service Days and National Volunteer Week




Global Youth Service Day: Friday, April 21st 
1. Service out of uniform Friday.  Wear a t-shirt of a place where you volunteered
2. Service Unites Experiences
a. Therapeutic Thai Chi at the Wing throughout the day.  See bulletin board for schedule
b. Activities: Centennial High School Community Garden Construction
c. After School: Therapeutic Thai Chi sessions and Students Rebuild, Youth Uplift Challenge at Boys and Girls Club: 4:30-6:35 pm.  

Earth Day: Saturday, April 22nd  
1. Adopt a Street Cleanup. Meet at 8:30 am at the Student Center
2. Play the Earth Week, Water is Life Games.  Register to play as an individual or a team  at http://compassiongames.org/earth-week/


National Volunteer Week, sponsored by Points of Light, is an opportunity to serve united and to recognize and to thank volunteers who lend their time, talent, voice and support to causes our community. Service Unites, the theme for National Volunteer Week 2017, captures the power of changemakers to come together to build stronger, more vibrant communities through service. National Volunteer Week was established in 1974 and has grown exponentially each year.  See below the projects organized by the Casady Service-Learning Program in collaboration with the YAC Hospitality Chairs.  JOIN US  


Sunday, April 23: Service Unites 
1. Saint Baldrick's Fundraiser for Childhood Cancer Research, noon, @ VZD's
2. Students Rebuild and Project Then and Now at Brookdale Statesman's Club 3:30-4:30 pm

Monday, April 24: Service Unites: 
1. Chapel Speaker: Ladijah Wood, Food Bank VISTA.  20 paid VISTA summer positions at the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma!  VISTA members must be 18 years of age. Application link at the Casady Places to Serve blog or at www.regionalfoodbank.org/careers/americorpsvista 
2. Water is Life Games, Students Rebuild Advocacy Art, and Project Then and Now at Harper during third hour and the double

Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26: Service Unites
1. Water is Life Games, Students Rebuild Advocacy Art, and Project Then and Now at Harper during third hour, Activities, and the double

Thursday 27: Service Unites
1. Heritage Basket Weaving: 3rd hour to Activities.  10 participants per session

Saturday, April 29th, 8:00 am.  Village Litter Blitz Volunteers will gather at Westlake Hardware at Britton and Waverly, The goal is to clean Britton Rd from Waverly to May (the path of the OKC Marathon runners the next day, April 30th). Gloves, plastic bags, safety vests provided.  Volunteers will have to sign a release of liability. Contact Mrs. Milligan for more information.

Saturday, April 29th and Sunday, April 30th: Arts Festival and OKC Memorial Marathon volunteers needed.  See details and links to sign-up at the Casady Places to Serve