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Community Service Projects

Current Community Service Initiatives

The students of Brooklyn Center High School provide service to our community through a wide range of activities and events.

The Students in Action organization at the high school is conducting an awareness and fundraising campaign for the American Cancer Society this week. They found an easy way for everyone to participate and donate money (someone else's).

Here's the gig...follow the link below and compose a short (or long if you wish) statement directed at "cancer." For every statement, a medical products company, Varian, will donate $10 to ACS. They will donate up to $50/person and $100,000 for the entire campaign.


If you want to involve your class/group of students, please do it this week, then shoot me an email of approximately how many students participated and about how much in donations dollars their efforts represented.

We would like to have at least 250 statements submitted for a total donation of $2500 from BC. Personally, I think we could do over 4 times this amount as a district.

The students will also be selling glow sticks at the football game on Friday night, with all proceeds going to our local representative group of the ACS, BC Relay for Life.


CURRENT AND ON-GOING INITIATIVES

Centaur Closet

What is the Centaur Closet? It is gently used clothing, jackets, hats, mittens, shoes, belts and personal hygiene products that have been donated by staff and community members.
  • Where? Media Center, in the room next to the Circulation Desk.
  • Who can use it? Any student, staff or community member that is in need.
  • If you have a student that is in need of something during school hours please send them to the Media Center with a pass.
  • The Student Council and Leos Groups will be having a personal hygiene drive as a Community Service Project.
  • We are looking for gently worn clean clothes in ALL sizes, or new items such as socks and underwear.
  • You can donate items anytime, just bring your items to the Media Center.
This project started out as a few moms filling a void…and with the assistance of the 21st Century Grant, who is sponsoring the closet…has turned the closet from a dream to a reality.

This program provides clothing and other apparel for those in our schools and community who are in need. Contact our Centaur Link Chair, Jody Rossi (ext. 2550) for more information.

Feed My Starving Children

The DECA Marketing/Management class is running a number of simultaneous projects. The group that is spearheading a Community Service project for nearly 100 students and has planned a visit to Feed My Starving Children in Coon Rapids on Monday, Nov. 29.

The Brooklyns Youth Council

Apply to serve on the Brooklyn's Youth Council (students grades 9 - 12)

Represent area youth on important issues
Have a voice in planning for youth initiatives
Identify ways to improve the community
Serve as youth advisor to city and school officials
Make a difference in your city!
To get an application, please see Ms. A-G in Room 225 (ext. 2350)

Mentorships

Want to help younger students do better in school and become successful? Become a Fastforward Mentor.

Applications are available in the guidance office and in Ms. A-G in Room 225 (ext. 2350)

Support the Troops

The BCHS Student Council is writing letters and collecting items to send to the Troops. If you would like to contribute anything, contact Jody Rossi (ext. 2550) for more information.

Book Drive

The Future Educators' Club is currently collecting new and used children's books for the annual book drive. There are boxes located in the main office, the guidance office, and the media center. Contact FEC club co-advisor Gail Graiewski-Moore for more information.

Big Brothers / Big Sisters

Several of our 10th and 11th grade students have committed to become a Big Brother or Big Sister for a younger child in our community. In this program, these students make weekly connections with their little brother or little sister. They help with homework, build social skills, and provide emotional support. Transportation is provided betwen here and the elementary school for big brother / big sisters. Contact our Guidance Counselor, Kelli Hillestad (ext. 2156) for more information.

Pennies for Patients

Join thousands of schools nationwide as they raise funds to help cure leukemia and other blood-related cancers through the Pennies for Patients® program. Pennies for Patients is a campaign in which students of all ages are encouraged to donate spare change to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Drop off your spare change in the containers in the office today!

People Serving People

People Serving People, a homeless shelter in Minneapolis. Sign up in the guidance office to attend.
THANK YOU!

CEAP

CEAP called today and BC collected 793 pounds of food during the TOP food drive. Great, great work and Congratulations to Mr. Vennes and his advisory group for collecting the most items and Mr. Livingston and Ms. Licciardi's group for being a close, close second. Thanks so much for motivating your kids during this project!

Sharing & Caring Hands

The Teens in Action student group helped by collecting slightly used clothes, towels and or blankets for Sharing and Caring Hands (an organization that helps people that are homeless).

Food Shelf

About 30 Super Centaurs came to the Community Corner and went Trick or Treating for the Food shelf….they deserve a round of applause for their efforts!!!

ALS Walk a Success!

This fall, AVID students participating in the Walk for ALS collected over $2200 for the cause!


"Nothing But Nets" Malaria Prevention Fundraiser

The 7th grade students raised money for the NOTHING BUT NETS organization for the purchase of mosquito bed netting to be used for the prevention of Malaria in Africa. Thank you for your donations towards malaria prevention!

Blood Drive

As a result of the generosity of BCHS students and teachers, Memorial Blood Centers drew 22 pints of blood and donated 22 pounds of food to the Second Harvest Food Shelf at our recent NHS blood drive. Congratulations!

Battered Women's Shelter

Thank you to all who donated household items to the Battered Women's Shelter this year.

Haitian Earthquake Relief

Students from Ms. Parenteau and Ms. Djevi's classrooms raised money for the American Red Cross in support of the people of Haiti following the devastating earthquake there that killed thousands of people and destroyed thousands of homes and businesses.

MN Special Olympics

Kudos to BC Business students for spearheading another successful Community Service project benefiting MN Special Olympics. The students raised over $1000 for MN Special Olympics in their annual project that has raised over $60,000 throughout the years! Thank you for supporting BC business students as they work to connect their academic learning and development of community connections.