Sci Academy Service Day

This week our own Sandy Stibitz checked in from her post at Sci Academy with some news…

As YRNO’s Youth Engagement Coordinator at Sci Academy, I’ve spent the past two months working with the office of co-curricular development to integrate community service and service learning into the school’s culture. The year has gotten off to an exciting start: this past weekend Sci Academy hosted its first ever Community Service Day with ‘Ween Dream, a local nonprofit that takes provides free Halloween costumes to kids whose families cannot afford them. 25 scholars came out at 9:00 AM on a Saturday to spend their morning sorting and repackaging donated costumes for kids on ‘Ween Dream’s long list of applicants. It was incredibly exciting to see the scholars using teamwork and creativity to put together costumes each kid will love. Everyone had a blast getting into the Halloween spirit, and left asking if Sci could have a Community Service Day every month.

Not scarin' us, Mr. Skeleton Head.
Not scarin’ us, Mr. Skeleton Head.

 

Pick something good.
Pick something good.

 

Nice shirt!
Nice shirt!

 

So many choices.
So many choices.

 

Don't mess with the Hulk!
Don’t mess with the Hulk!

 

You like this dress?
You like this dress?

 

Pink or blue?
Pink or blue?

 

Off the rack.
Off the rack.

 

All smiles.
All smiles.