This team hosted an All-City Clean-up Day on April 21st in Gardner. The team organized over 100 volunteers, both young and old, to help with the clean-up efforts. The event was also registered as a National & Global Youth Service Day, among thousands of youth-led events across the country and the globe. The team plans to hold additional environmental awareness activities throughout the year.
Senior Citizen’s Senior Prom, Gardner High School
In an effort to strengthen the bond between the older and younger generations in Gardner, this Venture Team has planned a “Senior Citizen’s Senior Prom”. The Senior Citizen’s Senior Prom is a “prom” for the senior citizens of our community, held the evening of May 10th at Gardner High School. A time for nostalgia, the event gives them the chance to bond with a number of students at the high school and with other fellow senior citizens, and dance to the music they remember.
Gardner Community Garden
Tired of eating the less-than-healthy food offered to students at their school and around the community, this team of Venturers decided it was time to bring in a new source of healthy alternatives. To do this, the team has reached out to local businesses and nonprofits to help work together to build a new community garden right at Gardner High School. The students hope to use the grown vegetables and fruits to not only feed the students during the day but to also allow low-income students to take home these foods to ensure they have something to eat.
GHS Vegan Outreachers
GHS Vegan Outreachers are passionate about creating a movement that educates their classmates about the benefits of Veganism and Vegetarianism. In collaboration with the school food service staff, the Venture Team provides insight to make teen-friendly changes to their current school menu in order to offer healthier Vegan and Vegetarian options. They offer taste tests throughout the year to help fellow students learn about and try the benefits of Vegan food options.
FACS: Family and Consumer Science
These Venturers wanted more out of their high school curriculum beyond the normal required classes. They feel strongly about the importance of learning skills such as cooking, budgeting, check writing and changing tires. So these young folks started a club to learn these skills because they see the importance of them in the future. They fundraise to generate income to purchase cooking supplies as well as resources to keep the club progressing.