The Sophomore class recently completed a project called "Soph Serve" where they were challenged to participate in more meaningful service on their AHA journey of 75 service hours. There were a variety of new options to choose from in the Soph Serve project including a special focus on a new AHA partnership with the CSJ school for new immigrant families called, Learning in Style.
The school is located in Minneapolis and serves to educate newly arriving immigrant families. One of the classes the Learning in Style school offers is a preschool. In January, several sophomores gathered Valentine making supplies to create Valentines and pack up DIY packets for the children. The packets included all things necessary for a preschooler to create their own Valentines; paper, glue sticks, doilies, stickers, markers, etc. . .
The students delivered the packets to the school a week before Valentine's day and the students and teachers were thrilled with their new supplies. The thank you note we received included photos of all the students using the supplies and the thank you card read, "The Valentine packets couldn't have been more perfect! They were a huge hit with the children and staff in the Children's Room providing days and days of fun activities."
The students do not do service at AHA for the thank you cards, but it is a wonderful thing when someone takes the time to let us know how our service work has made a difference.