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September 16, 2014

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MRH Partners with Aging in Place Program for Annual Volunteer Project

volunteer project A group of MRH High School students, led by Patrice Bryan, Semester of Service Teacher, participated in a project today that has brought joy to many individuals within the community. Each fall, these students participate in a service opportunity, usually at the Veteran of Foreign Wars Post on Big Bend, dedicating an entire day to fixing up property, but this year they decided to expand further. The students joined with the City of Richmond Heights to help support local businesses and elders in the community who needed their yards tended.

The students completed work at The Heights Recreational Center’s outdoor classroom, AB Green Park and the lawns of two residents who live close to the school. MRH partnered with The Aging in Place Program through Richmond Heights and they successfully connected the students with elderly homeowners who want to remain in their house, but may need assistance with their yard work. 

They completed this project in reverence of Clean Up the World Day, a national day of service. This day/weekend is intended to inspire and empower communities across the world to clean up, fix, and conserve their environment.

There were a variety of student leadership groups that attended this activity. Semester of Service (SOS), Key Club, Student Council, and National Honor Society were among the volunteer team.

“All of the participants along with Principal Grawer were so enthusiastic throughout this process. Every single one of them were all self motivated and got so much accomplished today. Both of the household residents were more than thrilled and even invited us back” said Bryan. 

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For more information, contact MRH School District at (314) 644-4400.