Our Service Corps is hard at work completing their first service projects of the year. Starting in November, the teens were broken up into teams of four or five and were tasked with creating a service project to help the community which has to be completed by the end of February. Service Corps is a highly motivated group of teens who are committed to serving at a deeper level. Service Corps teens meet on a weekly basis and help to research, plan and administer major service events during the year.
Group 1 – Faith, Nick, Steph, Kelsi
The first group to complete their project, group 1 hosted a table for kids at the annual Family Promise Christmas Party! There were crafts, coloring, letters to Santa and Christmas cookie decorating. They were the hit of the party and were joined by other Pass It Along teens to make it a night to remember, including a visit from Santa!
Group 2 – Grace, Kate, Mike, Mikyla, Michaela
During the month of February, Group 2 met with both goLEAD groups to lead them in a night of various activities inspiring bonding and self-discovery. Activities included leadership, bonding and more.
Group 3 – Delaney, Canivan, Kevin, Brendan
Group 3 has taken their project to the next level! After deciding to work with teenage mental health, they started Happy Cases. The goal was to make care packages full of different items such as tie-dyed pillow cases (for a touch of comfort), journals, socks, coloring books, etc, that will help those that are in the Carrier Clinic based in Montgomery, NJ for almost 18 months. On To date, they have raised $6,640 through GoFundMe! They helped over 90 teens currently receiving care and brought a little love and fun into their day.
Group 4 – Jaida, Robby, Riley, Cam, Hailey
Group 4 will be working with SCARC right here in Sussex County! They will be hosting a night of fun, complete with board games, a movie, snacks and more!
Group 5 – Hailey, Victoria, Val, Trent, Maddie
Inspired by all the GOOD happening in our community, Group 5 has chosen to create a video highlighting all the positive happening in the world. The video, which will take a few months to complete, will include interviews from local students and community members. We can’t wait to share it with you!
Group 6 – Isa, Michael, Landon, Tyler
Wanting to work with youth, Group 6’s project was to create care packages for children as they enter the Emergency Department at Newton Medical Center. Each care package contains stuffed animal, a coloring book and some crayons. On March 7, 2018, the group delivered their care packages to the hospital and were greeted by Stephen Flynn, manager of donor and community relations.
Group 7 – Daniel, Jamie, Maddelyn, GianLuca
Group 7’s project is a nursing home game night! On February 20, 2018, the team headed to United Methodist Communities at Bristol Glen. Residents got to enjoy some yummy baked goods, music and board games!
This post will be updated as projects are completed, so check back to see progress!