Our Turn: Community service
The reason I do community service is because at my school (NCSS), we need to do 100 hours of community service in order to graduate, and it helps the community. When I go to Central School, I help kids find books, check books in and put books away. I go almost every day for two hours and I help them know how to work on computers. I also show them how to find the books they need and want so they can do it themselves when they get older. When I go and help kids at a different school, it helps me get the credits I need in order to graduate and it also helps Central School. It’s nice because you get to know and help the kids that might need help with something. You also feel good about yourself because you are helping kids from a different school find what they need from the library.
I also do other types of community service that go toward my hours for graduation. Sometimes we go out into our community and help others. During the fall and winter months, we go around the community and hand out flyers to people who need help with raking and shoveling. I went around the community near my school and helped shovel and rake older people’s houses. When we go out in the community to rake or shovel, we first get into a group with three other people. We then go out and start raking or shoveling until we are done. If we run out of time, we go back the next day and finish the house we left off at. When you get back from working hard, there is hot chocolate for you. Every day that it snows a lot or when a lot of leaves fall, we go out to our assigned houses and shovel and earn more hours toward graduation.