The spirit of Thanksgiving will be coming early on November 22 as 800 students from Faith Lutheran Middle School & High School will volunteer across the Las Vegas valley at more than 20 local nonprofits, at-risk elementary schools and senior centers for the school’s annual Middle School Service Event. From 8:30 – 11:30 a.m., students will volunteer on projects ranging from playing games with lonely seniors, to grooming horses at a local animal rescue farm, to packing Thanksgiving items for homeless families, to reading and delivering holiday goodies to at-risk elementary school students.
The Middle School Service Event teaches students about the importance of giving back to their community and serving others. Students spend the morning volunteering while their experience is documented via video by students from Faith Lutheran’s Academy of Film & Broadcast. After the volunteer projects are completed, the students head back to the school for self-reflection and to prepare a recap about their experience to be presented to the entire school.
Since the inception of the Middle School Service Event 12 years ago, more than 8,250 students have participated in the event, impacting over 50 different local nonprofit organizations,” said Sarah Harper, Faith Lutheran’s middle school principal. “This event is a real and authentic application of our learning about serving others when we get out of our classrooms, our comfort zones, and in the Las Vegas community.”
Media are invited to “shadow” student volunteer efforts.
Who: Faith Lutheran Middle School and High School
What: Middle School Service Event
Where: Over 20 local nonprofit organizations
When: Friday, Nov. 22, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Middle School Service Event Volunteer Locations (Partial list)
Las Vegas Rescue Mission, Horses4Heroes, Serving Our Kids US Vets Initiative, Catholic Charities, The Shade Tree, Three Square Project 150, Opportunity Village, Hollingsworth Elementary School
Christ Lutheran Church, Treem Elementary, The Shade Tree Lutheran Social Services of Nevada , Wing & Lily Fong Elementary Women’s Resource Centers, Foster Kinship, Lincoln Elementary School, Nevada Senior Services, El Jen Nursing Home, Gaye Haven Intermediate Care, Las Ventanas, Silver Sky Assisted Living
About Faith Lutheran Middle School & High School
Faith Lutheran Middle School & High School is the largest private school in Nevada and the largest Lutheran school in the US, with over 1,900 students enrolled in the 2019– 2020 academic year. The school’s 50-acre campus is located near Downtown Summerlin, and offers traditional college preparatory curriculum, and specialized technical and creative academies, including STEM, Justice & Advocacy, WCG Business & Entrepreneurship, Academy of Film & Broadcast and the Conservatory of Fine Arts, as well as award-winning athletic programs.
The school’s mission is Everyone Prepared! Everyone Saved! For more information, call 702-804-4400 or visit www.FaithLutheranLV.org .
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