Rec & Ed’s Before/After Care staff & students join in International Volunteer Day

By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor

In honor of International Volunteer Day, AAPS’ six After Care sites all week have been working on making no-sew tie blankets for children in need to be donated to Project Linus, creating greeting cards for the elderly via Meals on Wheels, and picking up litter on the playground.

Rec & Ed staffer Emily Baker said she was impressed by the students’ enthusiasm for the projects.

“When we discussed the purpose of these projects and that we’d be helping those in need,” she said, “they just lit up with happiness, and that’s what makes me so happy to work at Ann Arbor Public Schools.”

Aftercare programs are held at Abbot, Lakewood, Angell, Pittsfield, Mitchell, and Carpenter, and all will have participated by the end of the week.

Veronica Nola, Extended Day Program DirectorCommunity Education and Recreation, said that several of the children said they had made charitable donations in the past, and were excited to share about it.

“We talked about how good it makes them feel when they do things for other people,” she said. “They were really excited to help me put these together and give them to other children in need. It brought them a lot of joy to do something for others! We have so many kind and caring students in our program.”

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