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BHS students participate in national day of volunteer service

Nearly 200 students trimmed bushes, picked up trash, tended the Giving Garden and more during Green Apple Day of Service at Burnsville High School on Oct. 1. (See slideshow here!)

Nearly 200 students participated in Green Apple Day of Service

This was the third 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.  

"We choose to do this by cleaning up the BHS campus," said Bri Ostoff, the BHS youth service coordinator through District 191 Community Education. "Over the three years, students have made visible improvements on the BHS campus and it's great for them to see the impact they've had."

By participating in the event, students learn that volunteering can be fun, social and rewarding.

The event also builds community as students get to know each other while they work as a team to achieve a goal.   
Green Apple Day of Service is a way to introduce students to the District 191 Community Education Youth Service program where they can earn high school credit through volunteering.
In addition to Ostoff, teachers Matt Deutsch and Lori Douglas along with students from the Giving Garden Club and the Youth Service Advisory Council have been instrumental in planning and organizing the event. More information about Green Apple Day of Service is available at
Posted: Monday, October 3, 2016 - 10:27