Living Green welcomes GHS DoSomething Club to the team!
Founded by seniors Zach Schreckenberger and Vicki Kelly in early 2013, the Do Something Club is nearly 30 members strong and has a passion for volunteer projects that aid not only GHS, but the greater community as well. The group is a small extension of the larger non-profit organization DoSomething.org, which holds nationwide action campaigns and projects.
The students who are involved in the Do Something Club come from every grade of the high school. The group is supervised by language arts teacher Mrs. Valerie McKitrick, who leads the members and club officers to maximize their overall potential.
For their first project, the club partook in the Akron-Canton Food Bank’s Operation Orange. The endeavor was a 24-hour volunteer event on Sept. 30, 2013, in conjunction with Hunger Awareness Month. Seven members of the young club met from 2-4 a.m. to help prepare and package food for distribution at the food bank. In October, the GHS Do Something Club joined in the third annual Trash N’ Treat event sponsored by the Ohio Erie Canalway Coalition and AECOM. The group dressed up in Halloween costumes and collected copious amounts of litter to beautify the Canal Towpath. The club also won The Great Pumpkin Award for having the largest team in attendance, and the award plaque is now displayed in the window of Mrs. McKitrick’s room.
Teaming up with the City of Green and Kimble Companies, this group has begun to enact the first ever recycling program in the high school - a project that has become district-wide.
Teens for Jeans
The club’s latest campaign is Teens for Jeans, a project that focuses on the collection of gently used jeans to help underprivileged youth in the greater community.
Congratulations DoSomething Club and welcome to the Team!