FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 14, 2018
Faith Lutheran Middle School Service Event Largest One Day Middle School Student Volunteer Experience in Nevada
Over 800 local students participate in mass volunteer day at over 24 local nonprofits and schools
LAS VEGAS – The spirit of Thanksgiving will be coming early at local nonprofit organizations, schools and senior centers as 800 middle school students from Faith Lutheran participate in the Faith Lutheran Middle School Service Event, Friday, Nov. 16, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Volunteer projects range from packing backpacks and hygiene items for local homeless youth nonprofit Project 150, to dancing and crafting with seniors at the Lied Senior Center, to cleaning stalls and feeding rescue animals at Horses4Heroes to preparing Thanksgiving baskets at the Las Vegas Rescue Mission.
Faith Lutheran’s Middle School Service Event teaches students about the importance of giving back to their community and serving others. Students, grades 6-8, break into smaller groups and spend the morning volunteering at several local nonprofits, senior assisted living homes and at-risk elementary schools, while their experience is documented via video by students from Faith Lutheran’s Academy of Film & Broadcast. After the volunteer projects are completed, the students head back to the school for self-reflection and to prepare a recap about their experience to be presented to the entire school at a special chapel service.
“Over 8,000 Faith Lutheran students have participated in the Middle School Service Event during the past 11 years, and each year our students tell us they benefited far more from the experience than the nonprofits and clients they served,” said Sarah Harper, Faith Lutheran’s middle school principal. “This experience helps students develop compassion and a deeper understanding of the world they live in and the true needs and face of poverty right in their own community.”
Media are invited to “shadow” student volunteer efforts.
Who: Faith Lutheran Middle School students
What: Middle School Service Event
Where: Over 23 local nonprofit organizations, schools and senior centers
When: Friday, Nov. 16, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Why: Students volunteering together to enhance our community!
Middle School Service Event Project Locations (Partial list)
Las Vegas Rescue Mission
US Vets initiative
St. Jude’s Ranch
NV Healthcare Center
Opportunity Village Thrift Store
Christ Lutheran Church
Clark High School
Children’s Heart Foundation
Silver Sky Assisted Living
Redeemer Lutheran Pre-school
Decker Elementary School
Horses 4 Heroes
Lincoln Elementary School
El Jen Nursing Home
Gaye Haven Intermediate Care
Women’s Resource Centers
Hollingsworth Elementary School
Las Ventanas Senior Living Community
About Faith Lutheran Middle School & High School
Faith Lutheran Middle School & High School is the largest private school in Nevada and the largest Lutheran school in the US, with over 1,900 students enrolled in the 2018– 2019 academic year. The school’s 50-acre campus is located near Downtown Summerlin, and offers traditional college preparatory curriculum, and specialized technical and creative academies, including STEM, Justice & Advocacy, WCG Business & Entrepreneurship, Academy of Film & Broadcast and the Conservatory of Fine Arts, as well as award-winning athletic programs.
The school’s mission is Everyone Prepared! Everyone Saved! For more information, call 702-804-4400 or visit www.FaithLutheranLV.org.
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