Last year marked the first annual Students in Action: Continuing the Legacy day of service for high school students at Bruce Randolph School. This year, the tradition of service continued. Last Friday, a total of 750 students, teachers, staff members, and community volunteers went out into Denver and provided approximately 3,400 volunteer hours. FBR was blessed with 80 volunteers as a result of this initiative!
Some of the services students provided included visiting with military veterans at the VA Hospital, putting together food baskets here at Food Bank of the Rockies, helping with community gardens with the GrowHaus and the Urban Farm at Stapleton, park clean-up in conjunction with Denver Parks and Recreation, decorating meal bags for terminally ill patients with Project Angel Heart, and many others. 13 other high schools in the Denver community participated in their own small scale service projects on this day.
Jennifer Esquivel, a junior at Bruce Randolph, had this to say about the service day, “The reason why I volunteer is because I like to help others. Whenever I have the chance to volunteer I take it because at the end of the day I know I have accomplished something big. Service is a very important thing at Bruce Randolph School because we like to show how much we care about our community. The Students in Action day of service at our school gives us the opportunity to help people and organizations in our neighborhood. After the service day, I will continue to be involved in service by helping my community and by volunteering at places that need my help the most.”
We were thrilled to be a part of this awesome day of service! Thanks so very much to Bruce Randolph School for your dedication to giving back to your community.