ASPIRE Community Day School hosted its second annual Community Service Fair for its students on Tuesday, September 13th. Fifteen local non-profit organizations set up booths and spoke with students about volunteer opportunities they had.
Students at ASPIRE need to meet a 20-hour volunteer requirement in order to graduate. Last year, counselor Laverne Williams-Schoonover created this event to help the students meet this requirement. She learned that many of the students actually exceed the 20 hours. At the fair, students were able to make connections and see the benefit of their volunteering, which encouraged them to sign up for other volunteer opportunities.
ASPIRE students have already signed up to volunteer at multiple community events: the Hemet Custom Car Fair, Harvest Festival presented by Hemet/San Jacinto Valley Chamber of Commerce, a variety of The Salvation Army events, The FingerPrint Museum, and many other events.
Kudos to the ASPIRE students who are getting involved in the community, and to the staff for making these opportunities available to their students.