As March continues to fly by, the countdown to submitting your Service Challenge Project begins. Throughout this blog, we are going to highlight some of the amazing projects that our Youth Leadership Seminar students and schools have accomplished! It always amazes us at the Foundation how impactful and creative the Service Challenge Projects are.

CCPA Think Pink

Cincinnati College Preparatory Academy’s Service Challenge Project was the “Think Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Walk.” Students stood united as they raised money and walked from CCPA to the Cincinnati Museum Center carrying decorated signs that honored those affected by Breast Cancer. This event was especially important to the students of CCPA because two teachers, Ms. Debra Sellers and Ms. Ann Brinkley are both Breast Cancer Survivors. Students and staff of CCPA were encouraged to wear pink and rally together to bring awareness to those who have been affected by Breast Cancer. All money that was raised was donated to the American Cancer Society.

Toys for Tots Drive

Lakota East SCP

Lakota East High School was able to give back during the holiday season with a Toys for Tots drive during the weekend of the infamous Lakota East vs. Lakota West basketball game. Lakota East’s Student Athlete Leadership Team’s goal was to raise money for the children while bringing the Lakota community together. They did just that! Through their efforts, Lakota East’s Service Challenge Project collected 315 toys, earned $3,000 in t-shirt sales and an additional $700 from donations. All the earnings were donated to Toys for Tots just in time for the holidays!

Hoops for Hope

Beavercreek High School’s Hoops for Hope event emphasized the importance of supporting one another, demonstrated the use of volunteering as a coping strategy and raised awareness on mental health and suicide. Beavercreek’s Service Challenge Project benefited Project Brite Star so that the organization could continue to raise awareness of suicide prevention and offer relevant information to students within Beavercreek Schools and parents throughout the community. With over 1,000 students, faculty and staff in attendance, Hoops for Hope raised over $2,000 for Project Brite Star.

Homelessness in Cincinnati

Mercy McAuley’s Service Challenge Project is a week-long event spotlighting homelessness in Cincinnati. Throughout the week Mercy McAuley will perform different service projects that will focus on homelessness in the area. The events will begin on March 18th  and end with Shantytown on the 22nd. We are looking forward to seeing the impact that Mercy McAuley creates and they awareness they bring to homelessness in our city throughout their week of fighting homelessness.


If you have an upcoming Service Challenge Project or have any questions regarding how to get involved, please feel free to reach out and contact me at We would love to do as much as possible to help you with your project! If you update us, we can provide news coverage, a visit from Anthony and more.

Service Challenge Projects deadlines are in mid-April and winners will be announced in the following weeks. To stay up to date, follow the hashtag #AMFChallenge on Facebook and Twitter!