Anoka High School and Coon Rapids High School youth service programs earn $1,000 'Points of Light' grants
This summer, students in the youth service programs at Anoka High School and Coon Rapids High School, were selected to attend the Points of Light Youth Leadership Summit for a two-day intensive workshop to plan and develop a community service project. Anoka High School youth service coordinator, Kelly Grew; and Coon Rapids High School youth service coordinator, Stefanie Nelson; accompanied the students.
After presenting a community service project plan, both groups were awarded a $1,000 grant, each, to implement community service projects in their communities this school year. Teams are currently in the planning process with youth service teams at each school.
Anoka-Hennepin Community Education coordinates youth service activities and projects at all high schools. A Youth Service Coordinator at each high school coordinates meaningful leadership and service opportunities, trips and projects benefiting the community. Students can get involved by connecting with the youth service coordinator at their high school - learn more at www.ahschools.us/youthservice.
Anoka High School
The Anoka High School youth service students earned $1,000 at the Youth Leadership Summit sponsored by Points of Light and National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC) conference back this summer by developing a communtiy service project highlighting homelessness in Anoka County. Students pictured: Rebecca Talbot, Hanifa Kondor, and Lorraine Wongbi, along with Youth Service Coordinator, Kelly Grew.
Coon Rapids High School
The Coon Rapids High School Leo Club earned $1,000 at the Youth Leadership Summit sponsored by Points of Light and National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC) conference back in June. The community service project focused on the CRHS LEO Mission statement - "We are Coon Rapids High School" Students recognized that they represent the student body full of diversity and untapped resources. Coon Rapids is a community in the northwest suburbs that has grown in diversity within the last 10 years. With the change of populations in the community, the students are looking to create an inclusive community to break people’s mindset and bubbles and bridge the gap between the barriers we create. Students pictured: Gabriel Thao, Veronica Miller, Jasmin Gray and Trinity Mouacheupao.