For the second straight year, an April morning saw hundreds of students span across the Kansas City metro in the name of volunteerism.
On Tuesday, April 19, over 1,200 students from three Northland high schools — North Kansas City, Park Hill South and Oak Park — spent the morning volunteering with 40 different local charities and organizations. In total, the various 2-3 hour outings equated to 3,729 service hours, all completed in just one spring morning.
“We started this organization with the dream of one day creating a massive, positive impact on our city,” Brent Lager, president of The Call Kansas City said. “Thanks to these amazing schools, their staffs and students, as well as the participating charities and organizations, that dream is now a reality.”
For six months, The Call KC worked with the schools to make the event possible. That effort paid off in astonishing fashion. Below is a look at the total service numbers. A mixture of charities, local municipalities and businesses either hosted a volunteer group or accepted in-house projects the students completed on campus.
- 1,243 total student volunteers with 848 traveling off-campus
- 40 different charities and organizations being served with 34 hosting groups
- 3 different high schools participating
- 3,729 total service hours completed during the 2-3 hour outings
If you have photos from this year's event that'd be willing to share, or want to be a part of Service Learning Day 2017, please contact Brent Lager at firstname.lastname@example.org.