Clearview Regional High School – #VoicesofJAF

July 20, 2016 by mitchellcohen
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 16:  Attendees and award winners are seen at the Jefferson Awards Foundation 2016 National Ceremony on June 16, 2016 in Washington City.  (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images for Jefferson Awards Foundation)

“Students In Action, along with the Jefferson Awards Foundation, gave our community a stronger sense of unity and solidarity. Thank you for giving us this opportunity and for making our community a better place.”

Throughout the school year, Clearview Regional High School students completed 6,000 hours of community service and raised $30,000 for charity. Yet those aren’t their proudest accomplishments. Their mission was to educate their community about the issues facing them and how they could contribute. By doing this, they were able to transform their community into a close knit family.

In June, they won the Silver Medal in the Students In Action (SIA) competition at the Jefferson Awards Foundation National Ceremony.

Clearview sponsored over 30 service programs that addressed a variety of needs from local food insecurity and poverty, to covering students’ medical expenses, to inequitable education in underserved communities, to global oppression and marginalization of girls. These projects included fundraisers for AWAKEN Kibera and their Hoagies for Hope project, as well as a food drive for their Pack The Bus project and district food pantry. Clearview SIA strongly believes that it is a fundamental responsibility as human beings to help others.

Students In Action provides training for young leaders, helping them discover the issues they care about and providing tools for maximum, measurable impact. This year, SIA teams engaged nearly 70,000 fellow students to volunteer, totaling 2.6 million volunteer hours. They also raised $1.7 million for local, national, and international charities.

Donate today to honor more heroes who deserve recognition and inspire more Americans than ever before to engage in public service. 

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