Volunteers Needed for Tecumseh STEAM Centers' Days of Service

Volunteers Needed for Tecumseh STEAM Centers' Days of Service

Learners cleaning veterans' gravestonesTecumseh East and West STEAM Center learners will take part in the 2nd Annual Community Days of Service and are looking for adult volunteers to serve as chaperones for their work across Lenawee County. Parents, grandparents, and other adults are invited to participate. An event such as this is only possible if there are adults willing to accompany the learners to various volunteer sites.

West STEAM learners will hold their Day of Service on Friday, Sept. 7, while East STEAM learners will have their turn one week later on Friday, Sept. 14. The service projects will take place during the school day, with chaperones volunteering for a project that best fits their availability.

Learners will assist local organizations with projects that benefit the entire community, such as cleaning veterans gravestones, cleaning hiking trails, organizing food pantries, constructing picnic tables, and assisting at local nursing homes and in classrooms for younger learners.  

“The service projects were designed by learners who wanted to give back to the community in some way,” said Mary Tommelein, East and West STEAM Center counselor and event organizer. “The opportunity to work with local organizations helps learners explore their interests, demonstrate appreciation, and serve others; all of which support the district’s Exit Learner Outcomes for Tecumseh graduates.”

In addition to the hands-on service days, learners are also holding a canned food drive to support two area organizations. Non-perishable food items will be collected during the back-to-school open houses from 6-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 29. West STEAM learners will donate collected items to Fishes & Loaves Food Pantry, and East STEAM learners will make a delivery to the Tecumseh Service Club.

Interested volunteers are asked to complete the Tecumseh West Volunteer form and/or the Tecumseh East Volunteer form. Questions may be directed to Mary Tommelein, STEAM Counselor, or at 517-215-1732.

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