Santa Maria teams with Dater High School juniors to teach about service in the community

On January 24th, Santa Maria Community Services, along with several other Cincinnati non-profits, helped to teach 100 Dater High School juniors about service in the community. The students took part of a city-wide service learning day as part of their Magnified Giving project. During their service day, students volunteered, talked with non-profit staff, and learned about the organization at each of the 11 sites they visited. Santa Maria was lucky to have two students visit Roberts Academy to help with the organization’s International Welcome Center. While there, the students helped staff with office work, organized children’s activity materials and toys, and took inventory of what was needed.

In a thank you note to Santa Maria, Mayerson Foundation stated, “After the morning service, students reflected on their experience by writing some of the following: life altering, hopeful, game changing, rewarding and inspiring to name a few. It was clear the students understood the impact they had collectively as a group that morning.” Santa Maria is incredibly thankful for the opportunity to have been able to help the students of Dater High School and looks forward to working with the Mayerson Foundation in the future.

Image courtesy of Mayerson Service-Learning Program’s Facebook page.