Problems ~Nathan Soukup

After learning about our community service project, I was able to understand some of the problem people might face. People I may know could be struggling financially and donating to them could help them. Having a positive impact will improve others lives and help others by supporting them with food and donations. A memorable experience I have had participating in community service at Fenn was helping run the food drive. In order to receive donations, we need to tell people our plan and our goal for the food drive. We hoped to get food donations to help people who are in need of food. I went to the fourth-grade classrooms in the morning and talked about donating food and how it will benefit people and improve other people’s lives. After I talked about the food drive, all of the students seemed so enthusiastic about participating and donated to the Fenn School food drive. Each classroom I went to and explained the food drive, the students seemed intrigued and interested in the food drive. The outcome of the food drive was successful. The impact I had on the community was a success. I managed to convince enough students to donate. Donated will improve people’s lives and improve the community. It will improve the Fenn community and the local community. Seeing the fourth-grade students so enthusiastic about participating in the food drive is really a great thing. By encouraging the younger students to donate, I have had a positive impact in the community this year.

Community Service ~Nathan Soukup

Participating in community service events will change people in many ways. Throughout my years of community service, I have learned to be grateful for living in a great community full of people willing to help each other.

I have participated in many community service projects throughout the years, but the one that really means the most to me is helping out with the Memorial Day service. Some people say that the Memorial Day service my town provides is the best service of the year. I have been helping out with this service for many years. Helping out with the Memorial Day service has become a tradition for my family. Back when I was in fifth grade, my parents got an email asking for help with the service. Every year since then, I have been helping out with the service. On the day of the service, I would wake up early to set up chairs flags for the service. After a few hours of hard work, the Memorial Day service ends up being a success every year.

Helping the community by participating in this community service event has made me realize how simple and easy it is to help the community. By helping set up the Memorial Day service, I have had a positive impact in the community service. Being engaged in community service helps me become a better person by helping those who are in need. By participating in community service, volunteers will acquire life skills and provide help to those who need it the most. By helping the community, you are able to enhance you enhance your personal knowledge. While I participate in community service, am able to learn and grow from my experiences. While doing community service, I am making a positive contribution to my community. I love participating in community service because I am able to make a difference in my community. By doing community service, I am making a difference in the world.

By participating in community service, I was able to have a positive impact and become a leader in my community.

Engagement ~Nathan Soukup

Being engaged will help the community. Helping donate and run the donations for the food drive will help people in the community that are in need. I went to lower school classrooms each morning to describe and talk about the food drive and donating. I went off to SIA meeting and talked about the community service projects the ninth grade will be running. We talked about helping the community and what we can do to help. I learned about how our project can help people in need and how we are going to do the community service project. Being engaged in community service helped me learn about problems the world faces and helping other people. Being engaged in community service will help you become a better person by helping those who are in need. Helping other in our community is the right thing to do. Being active in community service will help improve yourself because you are helping other in the community and improving Fenn.

Leadership ~Nathan Soukup

I learned that giving to a good cause is always the right thing to do. I don’t always think about how fortunate I am. Many Americans go to sleep hungry, and we don’t even think about it. Living in poverty is an issue facing many Americans today. Not being able to sleep in a house or not knowing when your next meal will come. Over 40 million Americans suffer from poverty. Millions of people go to bed hungry every night. Every donation matters. From 10 dollars to 100 dollars. Many students worry about grades or sports but have not realized how privileged they are. Donated to a food drive would help families in need. With all of the people suffering from hunger, people are worrying about things that don’t even matter. With so many people affected by poverty, the right thing to do was would be to donate. I learned about being a leader and helping organize the food drive. I learned about being a leader by going to classrooms and talking about the food drive and donating. Being a leader can mean many different things. To become a leader, there are many things you can do. Donating and community service will help you become a leader. Being a leader in a community is really important. Being a leader encourages people to do the right thing and participate in community service events. I learned that being a leader can help the community as a whole and improve Fenn altogether.

Service ~Nathan Soukup

Throughout the year, I have been helping run and donate to the Fenn School Food Drive. Many mornings, I will go into different classrooms and explain the food drive. I would encourage people to donate food and money to help people in need. We met as a grade and made posters to remind people to donate. We would meet as a grade and talk about our projects and the walk for hunger and other community service projects. We ended up donated a lot of food to the local food pantry to provide food for people in need.

Engagement ~Jasper Chartener

Some things that I learned about being engaged in service work this year, was that it doesn’t take a lot to feel engaged. I learned when I went around to visit the fourth-grade classrooms. My initial thoughts were that I would resemble a Charlie Brown teacher uttering complete nonsense with no one listening. However, to my surprise when I walked into the classroom with my partner, we instantly had the eyes of all of the kids fixed on us. Throughout our presentation of our key points, all of the students were actively listening to us, using both eyes and ears to take in what we had to say. They asked great questions and I left the room thinking that I had made a difference and after a few days, the can amount increased heavily.

Service ~Jasper Chartener

My service this year has honestly not as been as much as I would like it to be. However, that being said, I have done as much community service as I can when offered to me. One example would be the canned food drive for Open Table that Fenn partakes in each year. Last year I donated cans, but this year not only did I donate cans, but I also helped raise awareness of the drive throughout the school. I went with fellow classmates to visit lower and middle school classrooms to talk to the students about what was happening and what they could do to help. From what we heard from teachers, I had made a big difference and we had increased our amount of cans by a lot. Another activity that I did for community service this year was the Cradles to Crayons program and donating to that. Cradles to Crayons is a great way to get children and students things that they need buy can’t afford, such as school supplies or clothes. Although I donated to this drive, I would have liked to be more involved like I had with the canned food drive. As far as community service goes for a 14-year-old, I can say that I have made a positive impact on others in my community and I wish to continue my path and expand the path while walk it.