Community Service are two words that are taken very seriously by the staff, students and families in Oak Lawn Hometown School District 123. Once again, over 150 volunteers came together two weeks ago to rake leaves for homeowners in need, within the district.
Groups of staff, students and their families could be seen up and down the streets raking leaves as they lent a hand to those in need.
“ When we create opportunities to help our children feel connected to the larger community they truly learn that their small actions of service can make a big difference in the lives of others,” said Dr. Paul Enderle, D123 Superintendent. “Helping our youth understand that they can affect positive change and possess the agency within themselves to make better someones life is a magical message to build self-worth, compassion and understanding that will last a lifetime.”
Approximately 150 volunteers were able to help 97 families, fill 700 leaf bags, and consume 225 hot dogs!
Superintendent Enderle said, “In District 123 we believe in the value of public service and building partnerships between families, school and our community. The direct outgrowth of our partnering efforts is to provide support to those within the community that need it and to empower our children to take an active role in better serving our community.”
The video below shows the hard working staff members, students, families and volunteers.