November 12th, 2013
Youth In Action at Lincoln Heights
5 Lincoln Heights Students collected 222 items for Youth In Action’s Food Drive
(good job Madeline, Urwa, Angel, Ryem, Danielle)
by following the Me to We “Halloween for Hunger” campaign. Their efforts had a great impact on the final total of 1009 items collected for the Food Bank of Waterloo Region.
Youth in Action is a dedicated group of students at Lincoln Heights who meet regularly to discuss ways that we can make a difference in the lives of others. Each year, we take on at least two initiatives, one to help a local, community group and another for an international cause. In the past, we have collected thousands of food items for The Food Bank of Waterloo Region, filled dozens of backpacks with items for individuals and families at a number of local Crisis Shelters, and we have raised thousands of dollars in relief aid for Haiti, Japan and East Africa. Last year, we also collected pennies to provide safe, clean water for communities in rural Kenya and Ghana. Each year, a group of students from Lincoln Heights attends We Day Waterloo Region which introduces Free The Children’s initiatives for this year. Students who attend are encouraged to bring the enthusiasm generated at We Day back to the school where we continue to plan awareness campaigns about social justice issues in both local and global communities. Youth In Action encourages students to be global thinkers and also fosters leadership skills through the planning and presentation of school-wide initiatives. B. Murray