Students Give Back to the Community
May 20, 2015
On Friday, April 24, 2015 thirty-two Anna B. Lawther Academy high school students, along with teachers and teacher associates participated in the city of Dubuque’s “Days of Caring”. This is an annual event where the committee organizes projects for local non-profits (these projects are typically things that the non-profit cannot afford to do, doesn’t have the time to do, or perhaps does not have enough staff to accomplish the task). We had one group of students assisting at the Tri-State Independent Blind Society from 10-3. This group washed windows, cleaned bookshelves, washed floors, cleaned tables and the refrigerators as well as picked up litter.
Another group worked all day at Four Mounds, weeding and planting.
We had several groups donate a partial day. These groups worked at Carnegie Stout Public Library mulching outside and dusting shelves inside.
Another group worked at the Washington Neighborhood Development Corporation repairing and rebuilding compost bins, and completing bed preparation – in the rain. Even though the weather was wet and dreary, our students worked hard and accomplished a lot that day. Providing our students an opportunity to give back to the community reminds them that they are valuable members of society. They too have much to offer the world. We are so proud of all of our students and staff for making a difference!
– Christine Davis, Administrator 9 – 12, Anna B. Lawther Academy from Hillcrest Family Services