Daley was inspired through her work on the Student Advisory Council to start a service club at her school. “I created a presentation for my principal and teachers, and was approved to begin our We Can Club at CVMS this year,” Daley says. “Our club has completed multiple projects so far and anticipates additional advocacy work to complete this year.”
We hope students will be inspired to start their own version of a We Can Club. To get you started, Daley sent the following ideas.
Work the We Can Club has done so far
We collected items for Police Officer Appreciation Bags. Our club collected items (such as snacks, Chapsticks, waters, etc.) and created “thank you” bags for our local police officers. We wrote thoughtful thank-you notes and met with our Walker County Sheriff to give him the bags (a total of 25) for his officers. We received a thank-you note from our sheriff stating that his officers loved this gesture.
We encouraged our community to keep our military in mind. We created “daily reminders” and distributed them to our entire school staff (these were cards with a plastic Army soldier attached, and a note). These reminders encouraged the staff to keep deployed military in their thoughts over the holidays. We included the names of specific service members from our community so we could keep those individuals in our thoughts (and/or prayers).
We sent a video get-well card to Senior Airman Collie, who was injured in the line of duty. We videoed well-wishes from students and staff and emailed them to a local serviceman, who was recently injured in an ATV accident. In addition, our club created handwritten cards.
The We Can Club has several more projects in the works, including a “literacy lemonade stand” to raise funds for summer literacy.
We’re so proud of Daley and all students who give of themselves to serve others! Learn more about the Georgia Department of Education’s focus on service here.