North Dickinson High School student council members hosted an art and reading project with fourth graders on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Jan. 17, 2012, to learn about and promote MLK’s legacy of service, tolerance and peaceful conflict resolution.
The Great Lakes Center for Youth Development hosts AmeriCorps VISTA members at North Dickinson County School and Sault Ste. Marie Area Public Schools where they empower youth to meet community needs by engaging them in meaningful service experiences that build Developmental Assets.
In the 2011-2012 school year at North Dickinson, VISTA Rebecca Nord has worked with students on projects such as food and clothing drives, a youth leadership conference, Martin Luther King Day project, visits to senior centers and more.
VISTA Austin Lowe has partnered with students in the Jr. WOW (Working on Wellness) group at Sault Area Middle School to coordinate service projects including a Family Fun Night, help with the local Santa’s Workshop, renovation of a stretch of the North Country Trail and more.
Students at Sault Area Middle School partnered with the local Salvation Army to provide nursing home residents with gifts of socks and cheerful plush flowers to let them know someone cares.
EUP Youth recently celebrated Global Youth Service Day while learning to appreciate recycling and nature in their own back yards. Take a look at these St. Ignace students as they make bird feeders out of recycled soda bottles. Americorps VISTA Troy Sutton and his crew of high school students led the charge with 20 4th graders from Patrice Mackin's class. Great job gang!
June Edition of Marquette Monthly:
The story about GLCYD’s work around service as a way to achieve healthy outcomes in youth - GLCYD Projects Help Kids Help Communities by our staff, Linda Remsburg.