Just because 2013 is almost over doesn’t mean Service Challenge projects are!

With 2014 in sight we are getting ready for our second round of Service Challenge Tours! Once we get back from Christmas break we will have a new batch schools and projects to visit. Isn’t this a great way to start the New Year?

no_gunsThere are some really great projects to start off the year! Aiken High School will be hosting a week of awareness to Stop the Violence (Gun Violence) that is occurring in their community. Within the past two years Aiken High School has lost nine students to gun violence and by having this week of awareness they hope it result in a change of behavior throughout their community. During this week they will be having rallies with guest speakers and a few different after-school activities such as a celebrity basketball game and also a concert with positive Rap groups.

1292951239298Ross High School will be focusing on putting a 5k in 2014 during the spring quarter. The 5k will create awareness for juvenile diabetes. Not only will this event create awareness, but will give Ross the opportunity to honor a seven-year-old student that recently passed away. We can’t wait to see the end results in your Service Challenge project and hope you keep us updated with pictures and videos!

Don’t forget that we will be choosing two winners of the Service Challenge project this upcoming April! First place will win $2000 and the ability to be the first group to ride the Banshee, the new 2014 King’s Island ride and second place will win $1,000. The winnings will allow the students to continue making an ever-lasting impact in their community. You’ll want to be sure to keep us updated through Twitter using #AMFChallenge with your project details so we can visit your school to see your project in action.

Megan Barger
Experience Intern