By Cassie Bingham, Communications Specialist
Last month Guadalupe School students decided to give back as they learned about the importance of gratitude and service. Each class in the charter school chose and executed a charitable project, documented it, and then displayed what they had done during the Service Walk held in the cafeteria. Students and parents were able to stroll through to look at posters showing pictures and descriptions of the various types of service accomplished. We are so proud of our students!
After a month of giving thanks and giving back, our students and staff really did deserve the amazing Thanksgiving lunch that the cafeteria staff provided, complete with turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes. It was a November to remember!
To top things off, not only did Guadalupe give back, but it also continued to receive thanks to the generous service of community corporations that donate time, effort, and financial support to keep Guadalupe families provided for, and programs running.
Employees from a variety of different companies joined the Junior Achievment in a Day program to teach charter school students about mathematics and business through interactive games and role plays. Verisk Analytics employees drove all the way from Utah County this month in order to help finish off a business office mailout that included organizing and sealing thousands of letters and envelopes, and to sanitize lockers and keyboards. Additionally, Discover Card employees were equally charitable in their Thanksgiving service effort, where they provided Turkey dinners in insulated bags to 75 Guadalupe families!
We could not be more grateful for the amazing examples of service both internal and external to Guadalue School, and we look forward to many more community collaborations in the upcoming months!
If you would like a chance to give back, please visit out volunteer page and get in contact so that we can set you up with a great service opportunity. Right now we are actively seeking volunteers for our Adult Education program, where you can help teach immigrant and refugee English language learners!