As mentioned in the email that went out on Friday, please be sure that all community service hours you’ve earned since September have been entered into your Kids Korps profile by the end of this weekend! On Monday, May 13th, we’ll submit nominations to EWMS administration for Seahawk awards for the EWMS end-of-year awards ceremony, and we want to ensure we have the most up-to-date information.
We greatly appreciate the hard work and hours that MANY of you have given this year to important service projects, and we would like to recognize each and every one of you as someone who cares about your community and giving back!
We like to think that our biggest reward for doing Teen Korps projects is the great satisfaction we receive from giving to others, but we also want to take time to recognize some members for their exceptional commitment to service. So those who will be recognized for the Seahawk award are those in the top 25% of our EWMS Teen Korps chapter in terms of service hours earned.
Remember, you will continue to be eligible for the Kids Korps award and/or the Presidential service award, both of which are given out in September, the end of the Kids Korps membership year, so keep earning and entering your service hours throughout the summer!
If you have any questions, please visit our website “Hours Log-In” page for full instructions. If you need to jog your memory about details for each project, such as hours spent and agency name, you can visit the “Past Project Details” page. Please remember that each chapter meeting earns 1/2 hour of service credit, and past meeting dates are listed on our website calendar.
SAVE THE DATE! We’re looking forward to celebrating another successful year with EWMS Teen Korps at our year-end meeting and pizza party on Tues, June 4th at lunchtime in Warren Hall. Please note the change of date – in June, we’ll be meeting on the first Tuesday instead of the first Thursday, which will be our last chapter meeting of the year.
Did you know that the Kids Korps F.I.T. Club Charity Team will be running in the Rock N Roll San Diego Marathon and Half Marathon on June 2nd? The total Kids Korps team goal is to raise $50,000. We are only 5 weeks away and Kids Korps need your help now! There are 20 volunteers that are running to raise funds for our many Kids Korps programs and to showcase Kids Korps USA to over 150,000 San Diegans! If you’re interested in donating towards the Kids Korps’ goal, please visit Jennifer Baer’s fundraising page at this link. Jennifer and her family are Kids Korps members from Aviara Oaks Middle School in Carlsbad. Thank you for your support!
Thanks to all EWMS Teen Korps members who came out today for the Feeding America food bank project. It was a great way to wrap up the Hands Against Childhood Hunger project, led by Chloe Williams. Here’s a pic of today’s EWMS Teen Korps crew at Feeding America. From L-R: Kathleen, Kyle, Patrick, Lukas, Tyler, Graham, Danielle and Chloe –
Click here for more pics from today’s Feeding America event.
Today, EWMS Teen Korps member Chloe Williams kicked off the Hands Against Childhood Hunger Food Drive, powered by generationOn and Kids Korps USA! The food drive will last for a little less than 2 weeks and ends on Thursday, April 4th. Teen Korps members and local residents can drop off food items in the large blue bin in the EWMS front office during school hours. Food donations such as boxed pasta, cereal, peanut butter, and canned goods are greatly needed and will benefit North County Community Services, North County’s Food Bank, and military families. Please, no glass containers, non-food items or damaged containers. Click here for more details. More than 1 in 5 kids don’t know where they’re next meal is coming from, and they need your help to keep them from going hungry! Questions? Please contact us. THANKS for your support!!
We’re delighted to announce that Chloe Williams, EWMS Teen Korps member, has stepped up to lead the food collection drive for Hands Across Childhood Hunger benefiting North County Community Services (North County’s food bank) and military families. Chloe will place a donation bin in the EWMS front office and collect food donations between Tues, Mar. 26th and Thurs, April 4th.
Please drop food donations in the bin in the EWMS front office, and please, no damaged or glass containers or non-food items. Click here for a flyer with more details or click here to contact us with questions.
Thanks for your support of this important food drive!
We’re excited that 8th grade EWMS Teen Korps member Laila Voss, for the second year in a row, will lead a teen girls’ clothing donation drive and two service events in support of My Girlfriend’s Closet! My Girlfriend’s Closet (http://www.mygirlfriendscloset.info/) is a San Diego-based nonprofit organization that collects quality, gently used clothing from teen girls in the greater San Diego area who can afford quality clothing and distributes it to teen girls who are homeless, in foster care, or otherwise economically disadvantaged. By offering stylish clothing free, in a pleasant, boutique-like “shopping” environment, My Girlfriend’s Closet provides a unique wardrobe resource that aims at helping these girls feel more self-confident and comfortable in their schools and communities.
Laila will place a donation bin in the EWMS front office from Tues, February 19th (the day you return from a long President’s Day weekend) until the following Friday, February 22nd. Girls, hopefully you’ll have some time over the long weekend to clean out your closets and bring in your donations the following week! It’s easy – just put items in a trash bag, bring it to school, drop it in the bin.
In addition to the clothing donation drive, EWMS Teen Korps is participating in two service events with My Girlfriend’s Closet – the first is on February 23rd, when we’ll help sort the donated clothing, and the second is on March 3rd, when we’ll help distribute the donated clothing to the girls in need. Laila and her mom, Deborah Chew, will lead these events. Please click here to sign up for one of these events or click here for our project details page for more information on each.
Here’s a pic from last year, when Laila led the first (and very successful!) clothing drive for My Girlfriend’s Closet -