Calculated acts of kindness at Yale Secondary

Students continue to give back to community through student leadership programs

Yale student make sandwiches for those in need.

Yale student make sandwiches for those in need.

Yale Secondary School hosted its annual Calculated Acts of Kindness Fair last month. Booths were set up in the gym by the senior leadership class, each on a mission to coordinate a calculated act of kindness in support of a community cause.

“Community service is a significant part our leadership program here.” said leadership teacher Soraya Rajabally.

“Fun school events such as dances and lunchtime student activities are great but to demonstrate true leadership, students need to understand what it is to be of service to others and especially to those in need in our own community.”

For the past month, students have been doing that by selling Krispy Kreme donuts and Abbotsford Heat tickets, raising close to $1,000 for the Abbotsford Christmas Bureau.

Students have also supported a family in need over the holidays by purchasing a Christmas hamper and gifts.

This past Friday, students were at McMillan Elementary school acting as Santa’s elves by co-ordinating fun activities for the students there.

Additionally, students made more than 100 sandwiches and filled lunch bags to hand out to those in need around Abbotsford. Students have also served lunch and snacks at the Cyrus Centre for youth as well as provided donated items such as socks, tuques, and hygienic products.

More events are soon to come, including a Christmas fun day for students at Mountain Elementary, an afternoon to mingle with seniors at Bevan Lodge, as well as a visit to children who are currently residing at the Abbotsford hospital.

From co-ordinating a clothing drive to teens in need to collecting items such as toothbrushes, gloves, books, socks, etc. to fill shoe boxes for those less fortunate, Yale Secondary students are continue to give back.

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