Written by: Oana Groza
Just a few short weeks ago on Martin Luther King Jr Day, students at Newcastle High School in Oklahoma honored the late King’s legacy with a Day of Service coordinated by HealthCorps. The HealthCorps coordinators worked with the students and school administrators to select a project that was meaningful for both the students and their community. 92 students from the school came together to make “nosew” fleece blankets to donate to the Tri-City Hope Center. Many members in the community have limited winter resources and struggle to stay warm during the cold winter months. Tri-City Hope Center provides free assistance for families in the Newcastle, Blanchard, Tuttle, Bridge Creek, and surrounding rural areas. They provide food, clothing, shoes, household and baby items, toys, and hygiene items to those in need. (To read more about the organization and their work, visit their website.)
At HealthCorps, it is our mission to not only empower the students we work with, but also support and strengthen the communities we serve. The project was a huge success and the students made 10 blankets in one day of work! Shoutout to all our wonderful students at Newcastle who helped with this project – we are so proud of you!
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We want to highlight teen change-makers! If you are interested in participating in projects similar to this one, join the Teens Make Health Happen (TMHH) club on your campus. If you or someone you know is doing great work that you would like to share, contact us today!