Loveland High School’s senior class spent one day serving Cincinnati and Loveland nonprofits
Loveland, Ohio – The entire senior class at Loveland High School (LHS) – 372 students in all – spent Wednesday, October 10, volunteering at 21 area nonprofits. Beginning the day assembled at the Oasis Conference Center, the students listened and learned from presenters about the value and impact of community service, both on those who give and those who receive. They also did small group exercises and games before heading out to their assigned service stations, inspired by their chosen theme for the day: Community Service – Not Just a Charity.”
Community Service – Not Just a Charity.
“This was our seventh annual Senior Service Day and it has become a tradition at LHS,” said Peggy Johnson, principal. “From the time they are freshmen, the students at Loveland anticipate this event, and it greatly influences how they mature as servants and leaders in our community.”
The Senior Service Day is the Tiger Care goal in action at LHS, allowing students to serve and learn the true meaning of empathy while seeing their community from a different perspective – perhaps through the eyes of a neighbor they would not otherwise have known. Throughout the day, the seniors shared their efforts and experiences on social media, using the Twitter hashtag #744pawprints.
“This is such a great a learning opportunity for our students,” said Kristin Scherman, LHS teacher who spearheaded the planning for the 2018 event with her colleague Catherine Belknap.. “We served more agencies and locations around Loveland and the Greater Cincinnati area than ever before. The 744 hands at work made a huge difference in the hours they served.”
Students spent the afternoon at the following organizations and agencies: Bethany House, Cincinnati Parks, Dress for Success, Grailville, Granny’s Garden, Little Miami River Cleanup, NEST, New Life Furniture, SPCA, St. Francis Seraph School, LCSD, Lebanon Parks, Habitat for Humanity, Loveland Public Library, Symmes Public Library, Valley View, Our Daily Bread, CASS Ryan senior service center, Interfaith Hospitality Network, Stepping Stones, and the Mayerson Distribution Center.