Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Students Share Service Opportunities

As part of the Superintendent’s Report to the Board of Directors at the Regular Business Meeting on Monday, October 28, 2013, Dr. Michael Christian introduced representatives from three student groups who described their dedication to community service.

Wildcat Ambassadors
The purpose of Wildcat Ambassadors is to help integrate new students into the friendly Owen J Roberts community and volunteer services wherever needed to maintain a warm, inviting culture.
Key initiatives include helping at Cavalcade, Veteran’s Day Ceremony, Senior Citizen Concert and Tea. Ambassadors have ongoing interactions with eighth graders to help them transition comfortably into high school. The club has about 40 selective members who are willing to represent Owen J. Roberts and participate in ways that demonstrate hospitality.
Recently, Wildcat Ambassadors served the community by helping with Halloween Safe Night and conducting a tour for the Class of 1993.

Key Club
Key Club is an international student-led organization which provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership. There are approximately 90 members of Owen J. Roberts Key Club who continue to contribute to our community. Key Club members often tutor to students of all ages. Some of the events Key Club helps with are the OJR Education Foundation Clothing Sales, K-Kids dinner and the Philabundance Great Food Fight. (Owen J. Roberts is a defending champion for two consecutive years in this giant effort to feed the hungry in our region.)

Many students choose to make a contribution to a community service or charity to learn and apply the principles of the numerous components of marketing management. Students are able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary in planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating a community service project through DECA.

Spencer Miller & Shannon Harris representing Wildcat Ambassadors

Parth Dadhania and Alex Buruschkin representing Key Club

Noah Edgecliffe-Johnson describes how DECA provides opportunities for service learning

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