Our guest blogger this month is Connor Schroeder. Connor is a twelfth grade student at LEADPrep. He is very passionate about sports and music. His favorite subject is English. On the weekends you can find him hanging out with friends and driving around town.
What have the students being doing?
Over the last month, we have been helping to serve families in need during the holiday season.
We started by visiting Fred Meyer where we shopped as a group and bought all the makings for a basic Thanksgiving meal such as turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing and salads.
We continued our service by visiting Northwest Harvest where we sorted over 10,000 pears into boxes that will be distributed to food banks and charities.
What did you like best about the activity?
I personally enjoyed the sorting the pears.
While it can seem like a boring job, I was entertained by being able to work closely with my friends and working quickly which kept my energy levels up.
Why do you think this is an important thing to do?
These are important volunteering opportunities because it shows us how lucky we are to have food available whenever we need it.
I also think it’s so important to give back to other people who might not be as fortunate.
Why would you recommend this type of volunteer work to other people?
I would recommend this type of service to others because it was a really cool experience.
While in the moment, it doesn’t seem like a big deal or that we are making an impact.
But when you look at the bigger picture, you start to realize how your small efforts can help others in a real way.
This is something that I truly appreciate about being a LEADPrep student, we are able to service our communities in so many great ways!