Community Service is Spring-ing into Action!

After a relaxing spring break, SEM’s Community Service Board decided to hit the ground running with a month chock full of opportunities for students! Students can learn more about any of the following events by speaking with their grade’s community service representatives or by consulting the community service board by the library.

On Wednesday, April 11, SEM will be casting its vote in the 21st Century Fund semifinals. The Community Foundation offers a grant of $100,000 to an organization in Buffalo, so this is a great way for students to be active citizens in their community. Finals will be held in May. The voting will take place from 5:10 pm to 7:30 pm and faculty drivers Mrs. Hopkins and Ms. Kelly have space for up to eight students.

Service Tuesdays and the FLY and ENERGY programs resume this week on Tuesday, April 10, Wednesday, April 11, and Thursday, April 12 respectively. The Service Tuesday location is St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy soup kitchen and mission mall. A new surprise location may follow later on in April. FLY has moved to their new location, West Side Community Services (161 Vermont Street). Madame Fisher is the new ENERGY driver.

The UNYTS blood drive, Riverkeeper Shoreline Sweep, and Buffalo News Kids Day will all be happening later in the month. Students can sign up for the blood drive on Friday, April 20 (C day) in the front hallway. Students must be at least 16 years old to donate and 16-year-olds must pick up a permission slip in the front office. The Shoreline Sweep will take place on Saturday, April 21 at the BSRA Boathouse. More details will follow, but interested students should sign up on the community service board. Buffalo News Kids Day this year is Tuesday, April 24. Students sell newspapers in the Elmwood area to benefit John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital, Cradle Beach and children of Western New York. Interested students must sign up by this Friday, April 13.