Burnsville High School student volunteers pulled weeds, picked up litter and tended the Giving Garden during Green Apple Day of Service at Burnsville High School on Oct. 14.
This was the fourth annual year that BHS students participated in this national event created by the U.S. Department of Education to encourage students to give back to their school community in an environmental way.
“The point of Green Apple Day of Service is to provide students the opportunity to give back to their school while engaging in meaningful, social outdoor activity,” said Bri Ostoff, the BHS youth service coordinator through Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 Community Education. “It’s a time to teach them about school pride and how much work can be done in a small amount of time when a community works together as a whole.”
Volunteering is emphasized at BHS. During the last school year, a total of 804 students volunteered 27,493 hours at 202 locations throughout their community through the youth service program. “These experiences are allowing them to discover their passions, gain career ready skills, and understand the value of giving to your community,” said Ostoff. “This is all about being future ready and community strong.”
More information about Green Apple Day of Service is available at http://www.mygreenapple.org.