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Ryan's Playbooks

While researching service opportunities, we came across Ryan's Playbooks, sponsored by DoSomething.org. We printed out templates and spent an afternoon with 60 students making activity books for school-aged children in hospitals. We made math puzzles, crossword puzzles, word-searches, coloring pages, artistic challenges, and word scrambles for over 200 patients. We delivered these books to St.Peter's University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ. We have a second delivery, yet to be made.  Read More »

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Little Free Libraries

We partnered with the Los Angeles Police Department in opening a Little Free Library in the lobby of each of its stations. These little libraries are meant to give children in downtown Los Angeles a safe place to read and share books ... and to promote literacy and a love of reading. The concept is simple: take a book, leave a book. No due dates, late fees, or library cards required. Our school donated 1,683 books for children age K-8. Read More »

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Braid-a-Rug

Student Council wanted to do a project to help the homeless shelters in our area.  They decided on this project to help the shelters project a feeling of home.  Student Council members collected used, clean, colored t-shirts from every source possible--family, friends, faculty, and administration.  The t-shirts were prepared as follows:  sleeves, neck ribbing, and hems were cut off; then, the t-shirts were cut into 1-inch strips.  After the strips were cut, they were… Read More »

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NDANHS Spring Conference
Bismarck, ND, April 26 - April 27

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Middle Level SC/NJHS Spring Conference
Bismarck, ND, April 27 - April 28

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NASC National Conference
Albuquerque, NM, June 26 - June 28

Student leaders and advisers from NASC will be gathering for a national conference that provides essential leadership training and celebrates leadership, civic engagement, service, and the voice of student leaders. Visit NASCConference.org for more information.

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Epic Charter Schools
Oklahoma City, OK

Operation Gratitude. Using guidance from the national Operation Gratitude website, NHS members from Epic Charter School in Oklahoma City, OK, took a day to write nearly 60 letters to military personnel serving overseas.

Milton Area School District
Milton, PA

Community Welcome Buckets. The chapter at Milton Area High School, in Milton, PA, helped welcome new residents to their community by distributing buckets with welcome gifts. The project aimed to ensure support for schools from the whole community. They were also featured in the local paper!

Benson High School
Portland, OR

Friends of Tree Planting. Chapter members from Benson High School in Portland, OR, joined with a local community group to plant trees and beautify their community.

Brookfield Central High School
Brookfield, WI

Pen Pals to the Rescue. Read about Brookfield Central High School’s pen pal program featuring NHS members in Brookfield, WI, who linked up with English language learners at local elementary schools.

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