Updated: Feb 4, 2022
With a new semester of school, North Scott High School’s Service Club is beginning new activities to help the community. Service Club is North Scott’s Key Club, an organization focused on volunteering for community service around the school and Scott County. Service Club participates in activities that the Kiwanis Club, Rotary Club, Optimist Club, and Lion’s Club hold, along with holding their own community service projects.
In Service Club, students choose the events they volunteer in, allowing them to participate in activities they enjoy and can help the most with. Currently, Service Club plans to volunteer at Grand Haven’s Bingo Night every third Thursday of the month, cleaning up the highway that the Service Club adopts, the Quad Cities’ Night to Shine Parade on February 11th, and working on CozyCases—a project Service Club created last year to create and donate care packages of necessities to children in out-of-home placements, or foster care. CozyCases is the only out-of-home placement support program in Scott County, and the club collects donations and grants to put into the program.
“Service Club is a wonderful opportunity for students, 9-12th grade, to come together and make a difference in the community and in the school,” Mrs. Henningsen, the Service Club advisor, said. “Students having an opportunity, with guided direction, of giving back and serving through volunteer work or community service is something that can provide great exposure to serving as well as seeing things outside of themselves.”
“Service club gives youth the ability to make an impact.”
For more information regarding Service Club and their goals, any student can attend Service Club meetings held in Mrs. Henningsen’s room every Tuesday during 6th period.